Taradale Railway Viaduct / by Joel Bramley

Work official commenced on the 25th October 1860, it was the last major work to be completed on the Melbourne to Bendigo line and was done so September 8 1862. In 1933-34 the steel towers were erected to help support the bridge as the trains become heavier  At least four men are believed to have died during the construction, 2 hit by trains.

It stands 120 feet (36.6m) above Back Creed, has five spans totaling 650 feet (198.3m) and a total length of 828 feet (251.6m) including end buttresses. Construction cost was 230,000 pounds ($460.000)

Rail services from Melbourne to Bendigo commenced on 20th October 1862.




The following shots (all but the last one) are all 5 frame HDRs.








Finally a single shot of a train speeding across the bridge.