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Archdale Bridge

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Corner of Archdale Road and Avoca-Bealiba Road, Archdale VIC 3475

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  • Historic timber bridge
This striking old humped timber bridge stands across the Avoca River in Archdale and is the oldest surviving timber bridge in Victoria. Built in 1863, this thirteen-span bridge has an arched timber deck 84 metres long and 5.5 metres wide. The humped timber deck was designed to allow for the flow of flood waters, a design which was once common but with very few surviving examples today.

The Archdale Bridge is no longer in use but remains standing alongside the newer bridge on Archdale Road. 

Some other interesting bridges throughout the Victorian Goldfields include:



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