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Oxley Foot Bridge - gone this weekend 14th 15th June
« on: June 13, 2008, 04:57:42 PM »


Notice placed on windscreens of motor vehicles in the Oxley station car parks and general area.
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Re: Oxley Foot Bridge - gone this weekend 14th 15th June
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2008, 05:02:23 PM »
Track closure (Corinda to Ipswich) this weekend from first service 14th June to last service 15th June, track work and bridge removal.

Some photographs taken Friday 13th June 2008 at Oxley.  Soon to be gone ...

















Photographs R Dow 13 June 2008
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Re: Oxley Foot Bridge - gone this weekend 14th 15th June
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2008, 06:22:01 PM »
Noooooooo - I live 300 metres down the footbridge lane at Oxley :)

But seriously folks, does anyone know when the footbridge was built - while in the past few years it looked and felt a bit old in the tooth - I would be interested to know when it was put up.

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Re: Oxley Foot Bridge - gone this weekend 14th 15th June
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2008, 06:35:51 PM »
I was asking some folks today Mozz, but no luck.

The fact that the up span is double means that it must have been there when the third loop was in place, so at least 50 years or so I reckon. Might be wrong. See what I can dig up.

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The lane to the bridge, which is very handy for Mozz and the other residents.
The new arrangement will have lifts too I understand, which will be useful for some.





The present signs next to the steps at the end of the eastern platform at Oxley.



Photographs R Dow 13 June 2008


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Re: Oxley Foot Bridge - gone this weekend 14th 15th June
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2008, 06:42:20 AM »
Early Saturday morning!

Work has started.  Heavy lift crane in place.

Time about 6am, still dark.  Flood lights in place.



Photograph 14 June 2008

Eastern end of platform has fences now blocking access from that end of the platform.  Traffic control was setting up.
Will check on progress later today  ;)
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Re: Oxley Foot Bridge - gone this weekend 14th 15th June
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2008, 08:37:44 AM »
Dismantling of the bridge superstructure has begun



Photograph R Dow 14 June 2008, about 8am.
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Re: Oxley Foot Bridge - gone this weekend 14th 15th June
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2008, 10:55:00 AM »
Down span removed.

Removal of up span.  Trackstar don't waste time!









Photographs R Dow 14 June 2008, about 10.30am

Down span on the ground already.

All that needs removal now are the stairs and supports.  Gone!

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Re: Oxley Foot Bridge - gone this weekend 14th 15th June
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2008, 01:24:18 PM »
Nearly all cleared up.



Photograph R Dow 14 June 2008, about 1pm.
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Re: Oxley Foot Bridge - gone this weekend 14th 15th June
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2008, 07:11:48 AM »
Early Sunday morning 15th June, sun just breaking through.

A changed view!  Eastern end of Oxley railway station.



Photograph R Dow 15 June 2008
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Re: Oxley Foot Bridge - gone this weekend 14th 15th June
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2008, 05:25:21 PM »
Work proceeded during the day to clean up the remaining foundations and structures associated with the old foot bridge.  The white fencing at the end of the platform was being removed prior to placing further up.

The photo below shows the heavy digger machine moving back over the down mainline as the day drew to a close. The track is protected by wooden sleepers and rubber tyres on top. Seems to work well.  Right on dusk. It was quite dark at this time, hence the quality not the best.



Photograph R Dow 15 June 2008
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Re: Oxley Foot Bridge - gone this weekend 14th 15th June
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2008, 04:41:36 AM »
When I was checking progress last evening, I met a gentleman who was very disappointed that due to camera issues had not got photos of the bridge and the removal. I was able to let him know that we had photos and he was most welcome to have them on record. This was for the Graceville/Oxley Historical group.

If you read this members of the that group, please email me at admin@backontrack.org and I can arrange for you to have any number of high resolution images of the bridge before, during and at the end.

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Re: Oxley Foot Bridge - gone this weekend 14th 15th June
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2008, 08:40:12 AM »
The view looking down at the eastern end this morning



Photograph R Dow 16 June 2008
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Re: Oxley Foot Bridge - gone this weekend 14th 15th June
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2008, 06:26:37 PM »
Early dawn, one of the first up services arrives at Oxley minus the bridge!



Photograph R Dow 16 June 2008
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Re: Oxley Foot Bridge - gone this weekend 14th 15th June
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2008, 08:06:09 AM »
I have received advice that the former footbridge at Oxley had been there for around thirty years, and was originally located at the eastern end of Toowong railway station.  Presumably moved from Toowong prior to the changes there.

If anyone can confirm or add information I would be very grateful.

Thanks.

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Re: Oxley Foot Bridge - gone this weekend 14th 15th June
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2008, 09:57:17 AM »
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