Marie and David Lowe
Three snaps been added to my Cooper's Creek file. A couple I took in 1967 after
plunging eastward into the Thomson Valley from Amors Mill Site with a few Rover
Scout mates, and one scanned from Lou de Prada's book My Walhalla which shows
the nature of the countryside just after construction and tramway easements
visible on the western side of the river.
Also, I have compiled a couple of articles for our local newspaper (the Thomson
Times) regarding the bridge and the community that developed there, which I am
happy to share. Do I just attach them or is there a far more tekalogical
I will add a couple more snaps taken prior to the bushfire soon.
From: Frank Stamford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu, 23 December, 2010 1:05:33 AM
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Re: Poverty Point bridge (Walhalla)
It is good to see this bridge has been redecked.
You can find some information about it in Light Railways No.28 page 20,
No.29 page 7, and very good photographs of it (before it was redecked)
in LR No.33 page 25. In a later issue of LR, which I cannot locate in a
hurry (possibly around No.55), there is a phograph of a helicopter
delivering redecking materials.
In 1969 there were rumours the bridge was going to be blown up by the
army as an exercise. I don't know whether the rumours were well founded,
but the LRRSA took action to bring the bridge's historical significance
to attention to prevent such a thing happening.
On 23/12/2010 10:58 AM, rnveditor wrote: