A Semi -Regular Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Bawdens Bridge over the Orara River, 136 yrs old and still going strong! In 1874 Cobb and Co coaches ruled the gravel roads and bullock trains moved wool from Glen Innes to the Clarence River.
One of the oldest iron bridges in Australia, she has seen and survived over 150 floods. Into the early 21st century she happily accommodates B-Double gravel trucks and Toorak tractors albeit on a single lane and at 30kms an hour.The RTA site provides very detailed info about this grand old dame of the 19th century.