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The Bridge over Boggy

A cache by DazRascal Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/03/2007
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:


Located at a historic trestle bridge on the edge of the Lawson State park. The bridge was part of the Wodonga-Cudgewa rail line many years ago, and now is part of the High Country Rail trail bike ride.

Taken from the info board at the bridge -

The numerous trestle bridges found along the Wodonga-Cudgewa railway line are a feature that give it a unique place in the railway history of Australia. This bridge over Boggy Creek was thought to be constructed of Blue Gum, a tall Eucalypt species found growing in moist areas. The piles are marked with the month and year of construction, as well as a P or D to indicate whether it was placed or driven into the foundations. This bridge is a four pile design in order to give it greater stability and the ability to carry greater loads. Earlier 2 pile design bridges were upgraded to four piles in order to support some trains which weighed in excess of 500 tonnes. Many of the original bridges were replaced or maintained with more modern materials, however, this bridge remains as it was constructed in 1915.

Although the main road passes close by the cache, do not be tempted to stop on the roadside to retrieve it. There is a gravel road to the signposted designated car park close by. It is a short and easy 300m walk to the bridge from the car park.

Please observe and obey signs in the area. There is no need to walk onto or under the bridge to retrieve this cache.

Cache is a 500ml clip top container. It is also placed in a position which is exposed to the elements, so please try to cover it to protect it from the sun and rain.



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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ng onfr bs gerr haqre onex

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)