The Border Bridge is a road bridge over the Macintyre River in Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia. The bridge has no official name so it is also referred to as Goondiwindi Bridge or Macintyre River Bridge. The previous bridge, built before Australian federation, was the main hub for freight crossing the border between New South Wales and Queensland, where duties were collected by Customs.

The bridge is the second one to span the river at Goondiwindi. It was erected in 1914-1915 and replaced a timber structure which served the border river crossing from 1878.[4] The bridge was built at the expense of both states, at a cost of £12,325/5/-,[2] but on the responsibility of Queensland. It consists of two 120ft. spans of hogbacked steel-lattice girders, braced overhead with steel lattice bracing. The roadway has a width of 20ft. in the clear, and is carried above the highest known flood level.[1]

The historic Border Bridge is a landmark of Goondiwindi but it is not listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.

References

  1. ^ a b c "McINTYRE RIVER BRIDGE, GOONDIWINDI, QUEENSLAND". Construction and Local Government Journal. State Library of NSW. 19 May 1916. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Bridge at Goondiwindi". The Brisbane Courier. State Library of NSW. 1 August 1913. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Goondiwindi Notes". Townsville Daily Bulletin. State Library of NSW. 23 March 1915. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Goondiwindi". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 7 May 2015.

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