Heritage Places

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Locality PARINGA
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Renmark Paringa Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Paringa Bridge over the River Murray [Metal Vertical Lift]
Registered Name Bridge - Paringa
Significance Opened in January 1927, the Paringa Bridge is a particularly significant engineering relic because of the feature which permitted a section to be raised to allow the passage of river boats. It was designed by the engineers of the South Australian Railways and fabricated by Perry Engineering of Adelaide. Originally it was designed for both road and rail traffic. Subsequently roads were added on either side to facilitate separation of the traffic. In addition to its significance as one of the earliest bridges to span the Murray, it is also one of the most significant early steel bridges in South Australia. The bridge and associated railway have played an important role in facilitating local communications in the area in times of flooding.
Subject Index Transport (Rail) - Railway Bridge; Transport (Road) - Road Bridge
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 29-JUN-1989
LGA Renmark Paringa
State Heritage ID 13834
Heritage Number 16378
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 0000/0000 ROAD RESERVE


While due care has been taken to ensure that the SA Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the SA Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the Department for Environment and Water - Heritage South Australia to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.

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