Main South closed between Coota and Harden

 
  M636C Minister for Railways

Lots of stakeholders involved, and pretty sure it's not the track owners responsibility.
It was a "railway's" bridge so would be ARTC's problem now, unless there's a get out clause in their contract. However, I'm sure that RMS is a more than interested bystander.

Bridge ownership tends be by who needs/wants it built. The road would have pre-existed the railway. The current bridge may have replaced a single track structure, or maybe even a level crossing.
Lockspike
The line was opened as single track on more or less the same alignment on 1 November 1877.

The line was duplicated on 17 June 1917.

I assume the bridge has the "call John Holland" signs on other bridges in this area.

But I don't imagine the designers expected it to last 103 years, given the previous one had lasted less than 40 years.

While it was a geological failure rather than structural, the greatly increased loading of trucks today would have been at least partly responsible.

Peter

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  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

I assume the bridge has the "call John Holland" signs on other bridges in this area.
M636C
Why call John Holland?
Main South = ARTC
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
I assume the bridge has the "call John Holland" signs on other bridges in this area.
Why call John Holland?
Main South = ARTC
Lockspike

As mentioned above lot of stakeholders involved.

Bridge is owned by RMS.
  red dragon Station Master

Some further pictures of the damage prior to demolition in this article.

https://aboutregional.com.au/immediate-demolition-for-wallendbeen-bridge-as-road-and-rail-services-disrupted/
  Booly Junior Train Controller

Demolition must be complete 3AB6 just passed through
  M636C Minister for Railways

I assume the bridge has the "call John Holland" signs on other bridges in this area.
Why call John Holland?
Main South = ARTC
Lockspike
I think most bridges on the Main South have John Holland signs on them, south of Moss Vale which says "Sydney Trains"

I only paid attention because UGL is taking over the Country lines and I thought about all the notices needing to be changed.
(Unless the contract with DMR or whatever they call it now is separate...)


The "top bridge" on Cullerin Bank has the JH call number plate next to a plate saying "built by DMR 1980" (or so...)
If fact the top bridge was built in 1928, only widened in 1980, so maybe ten years after the duplication, and the Hume Highway was then built on the original rail alignment.

But the same sign is on the bridge at Gunning built during the duplication on a pre-rail road alignment.

Peter
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

I assume the bridge has the "call John Holland" signs on other bridges in this area.
Why call John Holland?
Main South = ARTC

As mentioned above lot of stakeholders involved.

Bridge is owned by RMS.
bingley hall
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  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
I assume the bridge has the "call John Holland" signs on other bridges in this area.
Why call John Holland?
Main South = ARTC
I think most bridges on the Main South have John Holland signs on them, south of Moss Vale which says "Sydney Trains"

I only paid attention because UGL is taking over the Country lines and I thought about all the notices needing to be changed.
(Unless the contract with DMR or whatever they call it now is separate...)


The "top bridge" on Cullerin Bank has the JH call number plate next to a plate saying "built by DMR 1980" (or so...)
If fact the top bridge was built in 1928, only widened in 1980, so maybe ten years after the duplication, and the Hume Highway was then built on the original rail alignment.

But the same sign is on the bridge at Gunning built during the duplication on a pre-rail road alignment.

Peter
M636C
JH does also has some road works/building/maintenance business in its portfolio, is it possible that the JH referred to could be for an entirely different contract with that part of the business and not the CRN?
  BigLuke Beginner

Location: Dubbo, NSW, Australia
I assume the bridge has the "call John Holland" signs on other bridges in this area.
Why call John Holland?
Main South = ARTC
I think most bridges on the Main South have John Holland signs on them, south of Moss Vale which says "Sydney Trains"

I only paid attention because UGL is taking over the Country lines and I thought about all the notices needing to be changed.
(Unless the contract with DMR or whatever they call it now is separate...)


The "top bridge" on Cullerin Bank has the JH call number plate next to a plate saying "built by DMR 1980" (or so...)
If fact the top bridge was built in 1928, only widened in 1980, so maybe ten years after the duplication, and the Hume Highway was then built on the original rail alignment.

But the same sign is on the bridge at Gunning built during the duplication on a pre-rail road alignment.

Peter
M636C

Sydney Trains looks after all the road overbridges on its Sydney Metropolitan network, however all road overbridges outside of the metro in NSW are actually part of the CRN contract and are indeed still part of the CRN contract once UGL takes over. This includes road overbridges over the ARTC network, which is actually something like 2/3 of them.

In other states the road overbridges are maintained by the road authorities, so ARTC didn't take them over when they were formed. They were a separate contract with Transfield during the days when the ARTC looked after CRN but were rolled into the CRN contract in 2012.
  M636C Minister for Railways

Sydney Trains looks after all the road overbridges on its Sydney Metropolitan network, however all road overbridges outside of the metro in NSW are actually part of the CRN contract and are indeed still part of the CRN contract once UGL takes over. This includes road overbridges over the ARTC network, which is actually something like 2/3 of them.
Having thought about it, it was the footbridge at Moss Vale that had the Sydney trains sign, not the adjacent road bridge..

Peter
  Booly Junior Train Controller

Here is a pic of the sign which Peter was referring to
https://flic.kr/p/2kQN13J

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