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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