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Taemas Bridge on the Murrumbidgee

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The Taemas Bridge crosses the Murrumbidgee River near Cavan in New South Wales. This bridge has been here since 1930 or so, replacing a number of other bridges, fords and punts that had been destroyed by flooding (more info on Wikipedia ). The road in is narrow, steep and winding, and from here gets even worse as you drive very, very carefully towards Wee Jasper. You can see the road to Yass in the photo here, it's the cutting in the side of the hill in the background. The river is quite high at present (October 2014). This is the view upstream. The Taemas Bridge is a location in my novel, Runaway Spy  (ebook available from Amazon) .  My heroine, Joanne,  makes plans to meet someone there. Here's an extract: Joanne made good time. The dirt road was well maintained and dry, and she reached the sealed road faster than she expected. She walked on the shoulder, facing oncoming traffic for safety, and arrived at the bridge well before the appointed time. She

Carrathool

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Carrathool is a small village near the Murrumbidgee River, with a heritage listed bridge that was built with a lifting section to allow river traffic to pass below. That was in the days when paddle steamers plied the river. The bridge is under repair right now, an expensive and time-consuming enterprise. Locals would prefer a new bridge that would allow heavy trucks to cross, rather than wasting more money on maintaining the old one (read interview ). Carrathool Bridge July 2014 The Murrumbidgee River is one of Australia's largest rivers. Mostly it looks like this, a narrow muddy stream. We don't really do rivers. Murrumbidgee River at Carrathool, New South Wales, Australia Carrathool is also famous for its hotel, unfortunately not open when we passed through town. Family Hotel, Carrathool