Chinaman's Bridge across the Goulburn River, near Nagambie, Victoria, Australia shortly after sunrise.

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Chinaman's Bridge across the Goulburn River, near Nagambie, Victoria, Australia shortly after sunrise.
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Chinaman’s Bridge is a substantial timber bridge which spans the Goulburn River near Nagambie in Victoria. It is thought to have been built in 1891. Chinaman’s Bridge originally carried the Nagambie-Heathcote Road across the Goulburn River, a new bridge has been built slightly west and the road re-aligned. The name ‘Chinaman’s Bridge’ came about because the Nagambie-Heathcote Road, was once known as Chinaman’s Road, as the area was populated by Chinese market gardeners up until about 1916. The bridge used to have a lift span to enable larger boats to continue to utilise the Goulburn River; the lift span was replaced, around 1940, with a steel span.