Wagga Wagga railway footbridges.
As part of the Inland Rail upgrade, both footbridges crossing the railway in Wagga are going to be replaced.
I am not sure why the footbridge connecting Railway Street to Station Place was called this, but it is ideal as a railfan viewing platform. It doesn't provide any passenger connection off the station platform
|June 2007 - railfans line up on the bridge for 3801's arrival. This is the view looking east (towards Sydney)|
|A 1934 NSW Railway department drawing shows the bridge - looking west. Some changes have been made to the northern ramp, but generally there doesn't appear to have been many changes|
|At the Station Placeend, the original ramp has been kinked, to provide for the enlarged roadway|
|The railings are attached to the uprights with "U" bolts|
|Lost Wagga Wagga facebook site occassionly provides some interesting Railway related material|
|Looking west. Note the lineside poles get much taller as they get closer to the footbridge|
|Looking east - poor picture, but does show the Best Street road bridge|
|Mount Erin school in the distance. The closeness of the school was the main reason for the bridge to be built|
|Approaching the platform. The train from Griffith has to reverse direction once it arrives in Junee|
|Finally, the 621/721 railcar makes an appearance - around 40 minutes late - the Griffih Explorer trundles past, heading north. The old and the new.|
|621 aqpproaches Junee platform. The Railmotor society have done a real good restoration|
|Interior View from my seat - the internal bulkheads are for the engine in 621. Not sure I ever remembered blue seats when I travelled on these in the late 1970s.|