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The Prince Alfred Bridge

Virgil Street, Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Gundagai
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Longest wooden span. I remember driving across it with my family as a child with semis travelling ing in the opposite direction.

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Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

this bridge is very pretty and being so close to town centre it is worth driving past even for the photo opportunity alone.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The two old bridges are a piece of Australia's history and although a viewing platform seems to be underway, it is not complete. However, it is possible to read up on the interesting history of the bridges and the region at the sign boards and to get underneath the bridges for some great photo's. You don't need a lot of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

As a child, we often visited grandparents in Melbourne. Gundagai was a place we often stayed as it was about halfway between Sydney and Melbourne. I recall being in the car as we rattled our way over this long timber bridge which allowed for 2 cars to pass but I don't think 2 trucks could pass. The railway came to... More

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Brisbane
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

At the top end of the main street is this historic site. You are unlikely to spend a lot of time here but its worth a look. Nice dilapidated bit of history that you would miss whilst zooming along the freeway. Pity some money could not be spent to fix it up to enable a walk across. But the remnants... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

When staying in Gundagai it is worth having a look at the old bridge area and the main street. Have a walk up the main street as a number of the shops have the history of the shop on a sign. Continue the walk down along past the War Memorial and down to the bridge area. It is unfortunate that... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Delay your drive between Melbourne and Sydney to see two knackered old bridges? Doesn't sound like a great idea, but even though these bridges are old, long, and unfortunately in a terrible state, they are worth seeing. A window to an older slower Australia. Take a couple of pictures and then drive onto your destination.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

To just stand and look in awe at these testaments to days gone by. Imagine days of old, trains thundering by.

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Sydney AUS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

If you are venturing off the freeway for whatever reason, definitely take a look around Gundagai! The Prince Alfred Bridge is stunning to look at. The history of the bridge and Viaduct is explained on signs/ plaques. Bring your camera, the bridge across the floodplains is amazing. It is too old and in too much disrepair to walk on but... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I've been driving the Melbourne-Sydney route for most of my life but I've never stopped to look at these bridges. The bridges are a wonderful part of Australian history. They are five minutes off the Hume Highway and well worth the stop.

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