Thursday, February 24, 2011

GUDGENBY - TEMPORARY BAILEY BRIDGE

The ACT Government has installed a temporary Smith's Road bridge over the Gudgenby River. A "Bailey's Bridge" is a prefabricated portable military bridge that can span 60 meters (200 ft) and designed to support the weight of tanks. I went for a trip down to the river to check on the progress today and took a few photos. Workmen were busy building the road approach ramps to the bridge.

The little bridge's history:
For updates see the Smiths Road Community website.






Mount Tennent makes for a dramatic backdrop to the bridge's approach...


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