Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Noojee Trestle

Last weeks expedition was Dave's turn and we ended up at the Noojee trestle bridge. To my shame, I have to admit this was a first time visit for me.

Rebuilt and repaired several times

In brief, the line from Warragul was opened in 1919, chiefly to extract timber from the wonderful alpine forests in the Latrobe River catchment and surrounds.

1934 - 'Railway Victoria'

Over the years, the line, including several bridges and indeed the town of Noojee itself, were destroyed by several bushfires.

Must have been hard yakka to build in the early 1900s
Today the bridge forms part of a popular rail trail for walkers and cyclists

The line closed in 1954. Acouple of interesting historical notes for further reading occur here, (Weekly Times), and here, (Wikipedia).

The elevated position gives some nice views of surrounding bush ...

The approach road through some re-generated bush
Typical fern gully bush seen from the bridge

Nice one Dave, thanks.

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