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  fred59 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Boonah
Hi guys

I noticed when I came though harlin today, I noticed the famous steel girder bridge was missing, anybody know when it was removed

Fred

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  Johnmc Moderator

Location: Cloncurry, Queensland
That's surprising, considering that it's on the Qld Heritage Register...

https://heritage-register.ehp.qld.gov.au/placeDetail.html?siteId=28759
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Wonder if the 2011 flood took it out? The 2013 Burnett River flood certainly washed away at least one steel bridge on the Gayndah line.
  Johnmc Moderator

Location: Cloncurry, Queensland
Wonder if the 2011 flood took it out? The 2013 Burnett River flood certainly washed away at least one steel bridge on the Gayndah line.
Sulla1

I should have searched a little harder Embarassed.  It was indeed washed away during the floods this year.

I can only find a mention of it in the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneValleyRailTrail/posts/350826875031494

This is one of the photos taken at the time:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/s720x720/394876_136558559840422_1147732392_n.jpg
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

That's a shame, it was a nice looking bridge too. Thanks for tracking that down.
  br30453 Train Controller

That's surprising, considering that it's on the Qld Heritage Register...

https://heritage-register.ehp.qld.gov.au/placeDetail.html?siteId=28759

John,

Being listed on the Heritage Register does not mean that it can not be demolished.
But you have to have a good argument as to why you wish to remove it.

Maybe someone discovered that the reasons for listing did not fully comply with the criteria with which any application is evaluated.

Criterion B
b) The place demonstrates rare, uncommon or endangered aspects of Queensland’s cultural heritage.

The Harlin Rail Bridge is a form of railway bridge that has always been uncommon and remains so. It is one of approximately seven half-through Pratt truss bridges that were built by the Queensland Department of Railways and Public Works during the first two decades of the twentieth century.)

These half-through Pratt trusses were not uncommon and there were 17 bridges with spans of this type built with 6 in existence at the time of listing with a total of 19 spans.

Therefore I would not consider that the Harlin bridge was a “rare, uncommon or endangered aspects of Queensland’s cultural heritage.”
Members can contact me via PM if they wish further information on half-through Pratt truss bridges.


 

  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Being listed on the Heritage Register does not mean that it can not be demolished.
But you have to have a good argument as to why you wish to remove it.
br30453
Well, let's all hope that the flood that washed away the bridge came up with a "good argument"! Mr. Green
  br30453 Train Controller

Well, let's all hope that the flood that washed away the bridge came up with a "good argument"! Mr. Green
Graham,

I believe that the flood had a "good argument", strong enough to wash the bridge away.



My mind was on other things and my excuse is that I forgot that the bridge was washed away in the floods.
Actually this was still in my memory but as we get older the recall function slows down.

I was thinking about what I consider some dubious arguments in the listing regarding half-through truss bridges.

Memo to self: think before typing.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
as we get older the recall function slows down.
br30453
And don't I know that only too well... Smile
  locojoe67 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gen X purgatory/urban Joh-land
Recall assistance posted here:
http://brisbanevalleyrailway.tumblr.com/

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