Re: Carnarvon Tramway - unidentified relics
Thank you very much for that. I think what I found is exactly what was described - it's like that the 'long culvert bridge' refers to the main bridge over the channel.
From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> on behalf of John Dennis <jdennis412@...>
Sent: Thursday, 14 March 2019 10:17 AM
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Carnarvon Tramway - unidentified relics
The August 1999 ARHS Bulletin has a lengthy article on the Carnarvon Tramway. In this article it is stated:
Flooding of the river had caused many
problems over the years for the tramway
operations. So, in 1934 when the tramway
embankments were again damaged by
flooding, a 34-chain deviation was built and
the long culvert bridge (i.e., over Whitlock/
Oyster Creek) extended by two bays. This
also resulted in two of the small culvert
bridges being bypassed and thus being
redundant have deteriorated so that only
piles and some cross beams remain in 1995.
Perhaps what you are seeing are the remnants described in the last sentence? Although I suspect that the crossing of Oyster Creek might have been more like one-third of the way across Babbage Island from the long bridge to the jetty.
On Wed, 13 Mar 2019 at 22:30, Sam Laybutt <crazyknightsfan@...> wrote: