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Calna Creek Bridge

Postby Rob Gosford » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 8:30 pm

geeeeeez its great weather to get out there and scout around and forage about :P

I went down the Mt Kuring-gai to Calna Creek track today and ended up facing THE new bridge across Calna Creek on the Great North Walk. The new bridge in 2015 cost the taxpayer (taxpayer ?) $270,000. No 'bouncing' on this baby :lol:

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Re: Calna Creek Bridge

Postby johnw » Sun 25 Jun, 2017 12:17 am

Rob Gosford wrote:geeeeeez its great weather to get out there and scout around and forage about :P

I went down the Mt Kuring-gai to Calna Creek track today and ended up facing THE new bridge across Calna Creek on the Great North Walk. The new bridge in 2015 cost the taxpayer (taxpayer ?) $270,000. No 'bouncing' on this baby :lol:

Sure is Rob. I visited the new bridge doing the Berowra to Mt K walk during the course of last year. It's definitely a solid and impressive structure. No bouncing, but it's unlikely to fall in the creek either :lol:. Another view of it:
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Re: Calna Creek Bridge

Postby GPSGuided » Sun 25 Jun, 2017 12:31 am

Lovely, but lost the charm and excitement of the old implementation... ;)
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Re: Calna Creek Bridge

Postby Rob Gosford » Sun 25 Jun, 2017 9:22 pm

good photo of the bridge John from that angle. nice.......
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Re: Calna Creek Bridge

Postby Rob Gosford » Sun 25 Jun, 2017 9:24 pm

GPSGuided wrote:Lovely, but lost the charm and excitement of the old implementation... ;)


yes LOL "they don't build em like the good ol' days, hey !" :lol:
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Re: Calna Creek Bridge

Postby rcaffin » Fri 30 Jun, 2017 8:19 pm

A pity. I liked the old bridge, but ...
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The bit I have a problem understanding is illustrated here:
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Huge amounts of expensive gal steel engineering - on wooden posts.
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Re: Calna Creek Bridge

Postby johnw » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 10:23 am

rcaffin wrote:A pity. I liked the old bridge, but ...
The bit I have a problem understanding is illustrated here:
Huge amounts of expensive gal steel engineering - on wooden posts.
(2015)

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:shock: I didn't look closely at the posts Roger. I assumed it was just discoloured concrete!
Yep, the old bridge definitely had character.
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Re: Calna Creek Bridge

Postby Rob Gosford » Sun 02 Jul, 2017 6:19 am

rcaffin wrote:Huge amounts of expensive gal steel engineering - on wooden posts.
(2015)

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uHaaaaaaaaaa............they've been caught out !! :lol:
amazing ! :shock:

I would assume budget restraints ? THE $500Billion debt :?

anyhoo 8)

EDIT: (p.s. terrific photos Roger)
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Re: Calna Creek Bridge

Postby GPSGuided » Sun 02 Jul, 2017 9:10 am

Those wooden piles can be replaced or wrapped in due course. Would concrete be worse for the creek bed? More environmental damage?
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