Murrumbidgee River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMurrumbidgee River
|River mouth||joins with 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.
- Canberra particularly Tuggeranong
- Wagga Wagga
- Darlington Point
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
|Darlington Point Bridge|
|Narrandera Rail Bridge|
Wagga Wagga to Burrinjuck
|Gobbagombalin Bridge||1997||Wagga Wagga||Olympic Highway|
|Hampden Bridge||1895||Demolished in 2014|
|Gundagai Rail Bridge|
|Prince Alfred Bridge|
Upstream from Burrinjuck
|Cotter Road bridge|
|Point Hut crossing|
|Long Plain Bridge|
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