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Murrumbidgee River
Physical characteristics
River mouth joins with the Murray River
Darling Lachlan Murrumbidgee Murray Rivers
The Murrumbidgee is a major tributary of the Murray River

The Murrumbidgee River is a big river in New South Wales, Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory. It joins in with the Murray River. The word Murrumbidgee is from the Wiradjuri language (Indigenous Australian) and means "big water", "track goes down here" or "very good place". There are many large towns built next to the river, Gundagai, Wagga Wagga, Narrandera, Hay and Balranald.

Population centres

River crossings

The list below notes past and present bridges that cross over the Murrumbidgee River. There were numerous other crossings before the bridges were constructed and many of these still exist today.

Downstream from Wagga Wagga

Crossing Image Coordinates Built Location Description Notes
Balranald Bridge
Matthews Bridge Matthews Bridge at Maude.JPG
Hay Bridge HayMurrumbidgeeRiverBridge.JPG
Carrathool Bridge CarrathoolBridge004.JPG
Darlington Point Bridge DarlingtonPointBridge.JPG
Euroley Bridge
Narrandera Rail Bridge
Narrandera Bridge NarranderaMurrumbidgeeBridge.JPG
Collingullie Bridge BridgeOverMurrumbidgeeRiverNearCollingullie.jpg

Wagga Wagga to Burrinjuck

Crossing Image Coordinates Built Location Description Notes
Gobbagombalin Bridge Gobba Bridge - Olympic Highway 03.jpg 1997 Wagga Wagga Olympic Highway
Wirajuri Bridge Wiradjuri Bridge 2003.jpg
Hampden Bridge Hampden bridge-wagga1.jpg 1895 Demolished in 2014
Murrumbidgee River
Rail Bridge
Murrumbidgee Railway Bridge.jpg
Eunony Bridge Aerial view of the Eunony Bridge over the Murrumbidgee River.jpg
Low Bridge Mundarlo - Murrumbidgee River Crossing.jpg
Sheahan Bridge Sheahan Bridge, across Murrumbidgee River, Gundagai, NSW.JPG
Gundagai Rail Bridge Ancien pont ferroviaire sur le Murrumbidgee à Gundagai.JPG
Prince Alfred Bridge Prince Alfred Bridge.jpg
Gobarralong Bridge Gobarralong Bridge, Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales.JPG
Jugiong Bridge Murrumbidgee River at Jugiong, NSW, Australia (Bundarbo Road Bridge).JPG

Upstream from Burrinjuck

Crossing Image Coordinates Location Description Notes
Taemas Bridge Taemas Bridge, NSW, approach from the south.jpg
Uriarra Crossing Uriarra Crossing, ACT.JPG
Cotter Road bridge MurrumbidgeeCotter junction.jpg
Point Hut crossing Point Hut Crossing, ACT.JPG
Tharwa Bridge Tharwa bridge.JPG
Angle Crossing Angle Crossing on Murrumbidgee River, ACT.jpg
Billilingra Bridge Bridge across Murrumbidgee River, Billilingra Road, Billingra, NSW.JPG
Binjura Bridge Bridge across Murrumbidgee River, Mittagang Road, near Cooma, NSW.jpg
Bolaro Bridge Bridge across Murrumbidgee River, Bolaro, New South Wales.JPG
Yaouk Bridge Murrumbidgee River at Yaouk, NSW, Australia.JPG
Tantangara Bridge Bridge across the Murrumbidgee River, Tantangara, NSW.JPG
Tantangara Dam Tantangara Dam, on Murrumbidgee River, NSW.JPG
Long Plain Bridge Murrumbidgee River crossing, Long Plain Road, New South Wales.JPG

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