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2005

2005

Train derailment 1893. Tasmanian Main Line at Rogerville (between Bridgewater and Brighton). It's Crooked Billet Creek which runs off the Jordan River nearby. There was originally a wooden trestle bridge before it was destroyed by fire in 1899. After that, it was replaced by a deep embankment which is still used by the railway today. The train derailment was in 1893. Upstream from the (then) bridge was the site where the old main road (Midland Highway) crossed the gully by means of a unique stone bridge called the Horseshoe bridge. This old bridge was obliterated by highway widening works and when the highway bypassed the Crooked Billet Inn site in around 1974.