Everything tagged: Peak Tram

Peak Tram Bridges

Submitted by Klaus on Mon, 12/17/2018 - 00:54

In the Journal from 1888 it is reported that there are eleven bridges on the Peak Tram. Two of them are over roads, and the rest over nullahs and gaps. In the beginning, two road bridges over the tram were built (Bowen Road, a bit later Macdonnell Road). In 1907, the May Road bridge was built, and in 1968, the Cotton Tree Drive bridge was added.

So, let’s start at the lower terminus.

May Road bridge over Peak Tram [1907- ]

Submitted by Klaus on Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:29

May Road bridge was opened in 1907.

In the 1907 Public Works Report it is reported under 67. New Roads in Victoria:

Extension East and West of Conduit Road: This work, as indicated by its title, comprises two separate sections of road, the eastern extending from the elbow in Magazine Gap Road, across the Peak Tramway and Peak Road ......

MacDonnell Road bridge over Peak Tram [1892- ]

Submitted by Klaus on Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:32

Not built at the same time as the Peak Tram but during the 1890's. On the 1889 map on hkmaps, there is no Macdonnell road. On the 1901 map it's clearly visible, the ones in between are of poor quality only. In the 1899 Public Works report it stated under No. 36:

Completion, of Macdonnell Road: - This work consisted of extending the road constructed in 1891, between Kennedy and Bowen Road, eastwards to form a junction with the former.