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Anzac Day 27 Apr 2022 07:43 #234535

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Totally off topic, but Cobba, the railway station is and always has been known as Hawkesbury River Station, as was the town until the opening of the original railway bridge joining what is known as Long Island to the northern side of the Hawkesbury River. The name of the town was changed to Brooklyn as a result of the bridge being built by the Union Bridge Company of Brooklyn, New York.

As an aside, the bridge only lasted as intended for a very few short years. The first pylon on the southern approach had been set on what was thought to be solid sandstone, but was in fact a rock ledge which broke off and the pylon dropped a short distance. All rail traffic was reduced in speed and weight until the new bridge was constructed.
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Anzac Day 27 Apr 2022 21:27 #234562

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I remember a number of years back, no more than 15 - 20 that there was an issue with pylons on the rail brdige and that they put speed restrictions on it but have dont remember any outcome after that. There are not too many options for trains heading north if that bridge ws out of action. It would mean a lot of buses shuttling back n forth.
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