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This is the old Trestle Railway bridge over the Mollison’s Creek. The size, span and the old timbers of this bridge make it an incredile sight.
The Mollison’s Creek Railway Bridge was erected in 1889 by the Victorian Railways as part of the Wandong-Heathcote-Bendigo Railway. The contractors were McDermott and Sons. The bridge comprises 26 trestles at approximately 3.5 metre centres. Each trestle is free-standing. The railway was closed in 1968 and the bridge is presently not used. This bridge serves as a reminder of the Wandong-Bendigo railway and is a notable example of timber trestle bridge construction.
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640 Views: 11 December 2013.

Olympus E-30, Zuiko 12-60mm, 12mm, f/9, 1/320 sec., ISO 200.

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pyalong, mollisons creek, mcdermott and sons, trestle bridge, railway bridge, wood, creek, aged, dilapidated

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thanks Kathy. It was an unexpected find while travelling across some back roads.

    – John Sharp

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kover 2 years ago

    its a great bridge John, well done :)

  • Thanks Kristina. I accidently discovered it on the way to Hanging Rock by taking some back roads. Sometimes you end in the right spot at the right time!

    – John Sharp

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 2 years ago

    I remember going over bridges like this as a kid & freaking out because you look out & down & see nothing underneath you !
    It’s a beautiful old bridge & a nice shot John.

  • Thanks Michael. They were the things we did & survived!
    It is a great bridge and by pure chance I took a back road and was amazed at the sight of the remains of this magnificent structure.

    – John Sharp

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 2 years ago

    Fantastic structure John & a beautiful shot of it..cheers.

  • Thanks Warren.

    – John Sharp

  • BK Photography
    BK Photographyover 2 years ago

    great work John…………I have shots of similar trestles at Eltham Nth NSW but they are not as high as these :)

  • Thanks BK. I have seen shots of these types of trestle bridges, but its size and span were overpowering in real life…and looking at the decay, it is amazing it is still standing.

    – John Sharp

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    Great image John!

  • Hi Sheryl. Thanks for the kind comments and the favourite.

    – John Sharp

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    Congratulations John!

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 2 years ago

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