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Red Bridge, Orroroo

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Published November 18th 2021
A tribute to 19th century bridge engineering
Orroroo is a regional township located in the Southern Flinders Ranges. With a population of just 600, the town offers many historically significant landmarks and geographical features.

The Red Bridge is a remnant of the Carrieton-Orroroo railway line. Erected in 1882, it was opened prior to that railway being completed. It was built to cross the town's Pekina Creek. Although much of the rail has been pulled up, the structure still stands today as a tribute to bridge engineering of the 19th century.

red bridge

Looking for the bridge might be a little tricky if you've not been to Orroroo before. With websites not stating its exact location, I had to trace it down via Google Maps. The bridge can be found between R M Williams Way and Arthur Road northwest of the town centre. From Orroroo, take the main route to Carrieton and turn left just before reaching Slaughterhouse Road.
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Why? A tribute to 19th century bridge engineering
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Where: Between R M Williams Way and Arthur Road, Orroroo, SA
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Your Comment
The area around the railway should have been retained as a firebreak.
I don't know why the lines were pulled up. In some areas they are simply left to rust away.
by r.eng (score: 2|586) 10 days ago
I can remember, many moons ago, school kids daring each other to walk across the bridge!
by Jenny Brice (score: 1|71) 8 days ago
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