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Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Tin Bridge - South Grafton


The 'Tin Bridge' crosses the North Coast Rail Line and links Federation St with the Pacific Highway. It was closed to vehicular traffic over a decade ago.


The funny thing about the Tin Bridge is that it is actually made out of wood. As you can see it is in a terrible state.
I have often wondered why it was nicknamed the Tin Bridge and my theories are: the sound it made when you drove over it (tinny), perhaps corrugated iron was used on it's sides, or maybe it was built cheap.

6 comments:

  1. Very interesting...I think I would go with the name coming from the sound. It is definitely in disrepair. Nice shot. genie

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  2. I remember going that way, particularly as we were in South Grafton while our house was being built.
    Interesting aspects you have chosen.

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  3. that bridge is going to be part of the rail line soon.

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  4. Perhaps the wood was oiled to keep it conservated in early days. And therefore the name.

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