Monday, June 1, 2015

Chowey Bridge

The turnoff to the Chowey Bridge on the Gooroolba-Biggenden Road is at S 25 27' 59.58" and E151 56' 28.44"

From here you have 3.6km two wheel track through private property which would not be suitable for a caravan, but while it is dry you could do it in two wheel drive.

At the end of the track there is a table with seating. Nothing else is available.

The rail line has been fenced off from the public, but of course, where there is a fence there is a way around it, on in this case, through it. The reason for the fencing becomes obvious when you do go up onto the rail line over the bridge, which crosses Deep Creek. During the dry season, rather than a deep creek, it is more like a deep gorge, and the sides and bottom are mostly rock.

The bridge was built in 1906 and is the first of it's kind, one main arch with several smaller arches above it all concrete.

It has been some time since a train has travelled on this track.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't have time to visit the Chowey Bridge when we visited Biggenden. We only stayed overnight