Edith River Bridge Derailment Site Works
September 2012
These pictures were taken during September 2012 at the Edith River Railway bridge works in Australia's Northern Territory.   The works are a result of the major derailment on the North Australia Railway in late 2011 on account of flood water rising above the bridge and derailing a freight train; after which the line was closed for some two months.   Trains were still crossing the Edith river Bridge at very low speed about 10kmh until past the derailment site and work was continuing. The approaching north bound Ghan exploded three detonators on the rails about a kilometre before the bridge. The white crane situated on the west side, had its boom extended high above the bridge and was lifting a cage with three men in it who were working on the eastern side of the bridge. They were working on the section which had apparent damage from the derailment   On the western side of the bridge two workers in a cherry picker were doing similarly work.
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Edith River railway bridge
Edith River rail bridge western side
south bound freight from 
Darwin hauled by GWA005 and ALF24 on Edith River bridge
A south bound freight from Darwin hauled by GWA005 and ALF24 on the bridge
(the bridge appears shorter from this angle due to the zoom lens)
Southern approach 
 Edith River railway bridge
Works at the Southern approach to the bridge
Gateway to southern 
side works from Edith Falls Road
Gateway to southern side works from Edith Falls Road
Edith River rail bridge repair work
Workers on the western side of the bridge
The Ghan on Edith River bridge
Close up view west side of the bridge
The Ghan crossing Edith River
The Ghan crossing Edith River September 3rd 2012
Crane on western side Edith River rail bridge
Darwin bound Ghan taken from the western side of the bridge
western side Edith River rail bridge
The Ghan on the Edith River rail bridge
Edith River rilway bridge eastern side
The bridge on the eastern side with some damage visible
Edith River Rail Bridge 
 Northern Territory
Working on the eastern side of the bridge in a cage suspended by crane
Edith River Rail Bridge repair works
Descending by crane situated on the west side to work on the Eastern side of the bridge
Suspended from crane in a cage working on 
 the eastern side of the bridge
Suspended from crane in a cage working on the eastern side of the bridge
The adjacent highway bridges over the Edith River
The adjacent highway bridges over the Edith River

Video:   Edith River Railway Bridge
Northern Territory September 2012

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