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Steep Rocky Creek Railway Bridge (Ideraway)

  • 600520
  • Mungar - Monto Line, Steep Rocky Creek

General

Classification
State Heritage
Register status
Entered
Date entered
21 October 1992
Type
Transport—rail: Bridge—railway
Theme
5.3 Moving goods, people and information: Using rail
Architect
Pagan, William
Construction period
1906–1907, Steep Rocky Creek Railway Bridge (Ideraway) (1906 - 1907)
Historical period
1900–1914 Early 20th century

Location

Address
Mungar - Monto Line, Steep Rocky Creek
LGA
North Burnett Regional Council
Coordinates
-25.59326078, 151.6117622

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Significance

Criterion AThe place is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of Queensland’s history.

An innovative design with reinforced discontinuous wall-type arches, the first of its type in Australia and the fifth concrete arch rail bridge in Australia. The bridge is associated with Chief Engineer William Pagan.

Criterion EThe place is important because of its aesthetic significance.

(Criterion under review)

Criterion FThe place is important in demonstrating a high degree of creative or technical achievement at a particular period.

An innovative design with reinforced discontinuous wall-type arches, the first of its type in Australia and the fifth concrete arch rail bridge in Australia.

Criterion HThe place has a special association with the life or work of a particular person, group or organisation of importance in Queensland’s history.

The bridge is associated with Chief Engineer William Pagan.

History

Construction of the section from Wetheron to Gayndah began in March 1906 using day labour. Completion of the line was delayed building two bridges of special designs over gorges between Ideraway and Gayndah including Steep Rocky Creek. Drawings for the bridge were signed by Chief Engineer, William Pagan. Construction of the bridge was completed in 1907 and the extension was opened for traffic on 16 December 1907.

Description

Steep Rocky Creek bridge includes one 26 foot RSJ span of three joists, five 28 foot concrete arches and a final 26 foot RSJ span of three joists, supported on six concrete piers and two abutments.

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Location

Location of Steep Rocky Creek Railway Bridge (Ideraway) within Queensland
Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
20 January 2016
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