Hunter River - Singleton Bridge
For those of you interested in the effects of the floods in the Hunter River Valley, here is a good link to the ABC's website, Newcastle, with a gallery of "Listeners Photos".
The basic story is on the ABC News site:
Readers may have seen comments from "Gaye from the Hunter". She lives a mere stone's throw from the Hunter River at Singleton. She assured me today that she and her family are safe and dry, but cut off from the rest of the Hunter Valley.
This photo from the ABC website, shows why! The Hunter River is just about touching the road-level of the bridge. Scary stuff, with a huge river rushing by just below.
Bill Hunter - in "Newsfront"
Maitland, downstream from Singleton, is next in line to get hit by the floods.
The floods in Maitland featured in Phillip Noyce's 1978 film "Newsfront", starring the irrascible Bill Hunter.
This is the Luskintyre Bridge, in Maitland, but according to the RTA website, there is a similar bridge - the Dunolly Ford Bridge - near Singleton. Note the clearance under this Bridge, at normal times, compared to the top image.
This is an RTA photo of the Redbourneberry Bridge, at Singleton. It is a different bridge, but over the same river, in the same local area. You can see the height above the river - that is the point I am trying to show.
SEE GAYE'S COMMENTS BELOW - APPARENTLY THIS FAVOURITE OLD BRIDGE HAS BEEN REPLACED, NOW.
CLICK ON "COMMENTS" TO READ HER COMMENT AND MY RESPONSE.