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06 Algebuckina Bridge
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as the title shows flight 6 this spot is amazing the build of the bridge is epic.
The Algebuckina Bridge is a Victorian era railway bridge in the Australian state of South Australia located about 55 kilometres (34 mi) south-east of the town of Oodnadatta in the locality of Allandale Station on the route of the now-closed Central Australia Railway.[1][2] It opened in January 1892.[3][4][5] It was the longest bridge in South Australia[3][5] until construction of the Seaford suburban rail line across the Onkaparinga River south of Adelaide in 2014.[6]
The 1,927 feet (587 m)[2] bridge consists of 19 spans[2] of 100 feet (30 m) length and which are of lattice wrought iron construction,[2][3] sitting on cast iron cylindrical piers.[2] It was strengthened in 1926 to allow it to carry heavier trains.[5]
It was built by a team of around 350 men, working in extreme desert heat.[3] Several graves are nearby, and one of them is for David Saunders, who died in January 1890 from “heart disease accelerated by heat apoplexy.”[3][7]
The bridge crosses the floodplain of the Neales River,[5] which is prone to seasonal flooding, and replaced a surface-level railway which was frequently washed away.[3] After a severe flood in 1974, which almost reached the bridge decks, the line was closed in 1981 and a new route built 100 miles further west.[3]
The bridge was listed on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate[2] on 28 September 1982 and listed as a state heritage place on the South Australian Heritage Register on 20 November 1986.[2][8]
I have canoed here crystal clear water not very deep the other side of the Odnadatta Trach the water is muddy brown
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Lovely spot.
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Depp Posted at 11-15 22:38
Lovely spot.
We have stayed there twice,the bridge is awesome
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Nicely filmed.    
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Lovely location.  That bridge is definitely an engineering marvel.  
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Astounding bridge. Hard to imagine the difficulties of building that in the heat.
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-16 07:34
Astounding bridge. Hard to imagine the difficulties of building that in the heat.

Where we stopped for the afternoon and night the Bridge towers over at least 10-15 meters above us ,then I read this
After a severe flood in 1974, which almost reached the bridge decks, Sheesh that would have been massive.
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Great subject and nicely captured!
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Montfrooij Posted at 12-29 13:35
Great subject and nicely captured!

Thankyou
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You're welcome!
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