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Request: Demo 1387782114680234
Status: PROCESSED Received: 23 Dec 13 18:01:54 Format: plain
Job: Sydney Morning Herald, 21 Jul 1864 Comment: View in Trove

Processsing complete: 29 Jul 14 18:59:42 words: 961 corrections: 137

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_ COUNTRY WORKS. I Tira number "f men employed COUNTRY WORKS. I Tira number of men employed
on the main roads daring the past month ln^, on the main roads during the past month has,
Deen ijsi, 'x'ne -weather hna retarded operations, been very, 'fine weather has retarded operations,
ana t?e tJOOds have done considerable damago. and the floods have done considerable damage.
On the Southern ..toad, all the contracts for On the Southern Road, all the contracts for
the year have beon let, and the works will bo the year have been let, and the works will be
proceeded with rapidly when tho weather pormits. proceeded with rapidly when the weather permits.
Stuckey's Plats new road is now passable by Stuckey's Flats new road is now passable by
the mails, and the bridges over the ravincB the mails, and the bridges over the ravines
aro being proceeded with. Numerous works in are being proceeded with. Numerous works in
the vicinity of Wagga Wagga and Gundagai aro the vicinity of Wagga Wagga and Gundagai are
in hand. The piers of the bridge at Deniliquin in hand. The piers of the bridge at Deniliquin
are completed, and the trasses, being all ready, are completed, and the trusses, being all ready,
will bo very quickly put in their placos, Moulmein will be very quickly put in their places, Moulmein
Bridge is finished, and tenders have been received Bridge is finished, and tenders have been received
for "Wanganella Bridge. On tho Western Hoad, for Wanganella Bridge. On the Western Road,
tonic farther contracts have been let on the tonic farther contracts have been let on the
Blue Mountain;, but between Hartloy and Bathurst Blue Mountain;, but between Hartley and Bathurst
the road' has in some places got into a very bad the road has in some places got into a very bad
state on account of tho contractors failing state on account of the contractors failing
to prooecd with the works. A chango has been, to proceed with the works. A change has been,
made by the Survey department in the lite for made by the Survey department in the life for
Yale Creek bridge�� but the contractor has Yale Creek bridge but the contractor has
now been instructed to proceed with the work now been instructed to proceed with the work
on the now Bite. The bridgo at Kite's Swamp la on the now Site. The bridge at Kite's Swamp is
completed, and that at Forbes is ali but finished. completed, and that at Forbes is all but finished.
On the Mudgee Hoad all tho works for tho year On the Mudgee Road all the works for the year
are in progress, bat havo been retarded by the are in progress, but have been retarded by the
weather. The bridges at YeUowmundi Lagoon, weather. The bridges at YeUowmundi Lagoon,
Cattai Creek, and on tho Blacktown Road aro Cattai Creek, and on the Blacktown Road are
beinsr proceeded with. Steps aro being taken being proceeded with. Steps are being taken
to make good the approaches to Petersham and to make good the approaches to Petersham and
to) tho South Creek rail way station; and the to the South Creek railway station; and the
works have boen com- menced on the Long Bay and works have been commenced on the Long Bay and
Botany Hoads. In the north the roads have Buffered Botany Heads. In the north the roads have suffered
considerably, but with the assistanoo of tho considerably, but with the assistance of the
West Maitland Flood Belief Committee the road West Maitland Flood Relief Committee the road
between East anil Weet Maitland will be put between East and West Maitland will be put
in a proper state of repair ; in a Bhort time considerable in a proper state of repair in a short time considerable
improvements will also bo undertaken on tho improvements will also be undertaken on the
Morpeth Hoad. Tho largo culvert at East Maitland Morpeth Road. The large culvert at East Maitland
has been, commenced, and the approaches to has been commenced, and the approaches to
the Morpeth Ballway station have bein undertaken the Morpeth Railway station have been undertaken
by task to admit of the employment of tho destitute by task to admit of the employment of the destitute
in the vicinity. The continued rains have caused in the vicinity. The continued rains have caused
the almost entire failure of the light gravelled the almost entire failure of the light gravelled
roads between Single ton and Murrurrundi, roads between Singleton and Murrurrundi,
but they aro now being replaced with metalled but they are now being replaced with metalled
roads or with heavy gravelling in preparation roads or with heavy gravelling in preparation
for metal- ling. It has became imperative to for metalling. It has became imperative to
extend several of the con�� tracta, The roads extend several of the contract, The roads
at Murrurrundi, though far from what they Bboura at Murrurrundi, though far from what they should
be, have considerably improved under Mr. Quodling's be, have considerably improved under Mr. Quodling's
superintendence. The works on the Black Ridges superintendence. The works on the Black Ridge
aie in a very advanced state, and would have are in a very advanced state, and would have
been completed but for the bad weather. The been completed but for the bad weather. The
lowest tender for Wallabadah, or Gaspard's lowest tender for Wallabadah, or Gaspard's
Gap, being considered too high, fresh tenders Gap, being considered too high, fresh tenders
have beon invited ; this will not delay the execution have been invited ; this will not delay the execution
of the work, as during tho prcBsnb weather, of the work, as during the prcBsnb weather,
even if they were let, no progress could be made�� even if they were let no progress could be made
No large works In the interior havo been commenced No large works in the interior have been commenced
this month under the Colonial Architect's this month under the Colonial Architect's
department; but the following: buildings department; but the following: buildings
have been completed :-Telegraph stations have been completed Telegraph stations
at Murru- rundi and Tenterfield; a telegragh at Murrurundi and Tenterfield; a telegraph
station and post-office at Orange ; and a look-up station and post-office at Orange and a lock-up
at 8utton Forest. A telegraph station at Bay at Sutton Forest. A telegraph station at Bay
is on the point of completion, A commencement is on the point of completion, A commencement
has been mode with the lodge at Haslem's Creek has been made with the lodge at Haslem's Creek
Cemetery, ��ontracted for by Mr. Lovcridge, Cemetery, contracted for by Mr. Loveridge,
Tho harbour works at Wollongong are being procooded The harbour works at Wollongong are being proceeded
with by Mr, Lahlf, who recently took a contract with by Mr, Lahlf, who recently took a contract
for the completion of the portion of the works for the completion of the portion of the works
that the previous contractor had left unfinished. that the previous contractor had left unfinished.
The masonry is being carried out by Mr. Davis, The masonry is being carried out by Mr. Davis,
who bos set about seventy yards of stone for who has set about seventy yards of stone for
the eca wall. At Kiama, little has been done the sea wall. At Kiama, little has been done
at the barbour works for some time past, the at the harbour works for some time past, the
Government having three tim�� advertised Government having three times advertised
without obtaining any eligible tenders, An without obtaining any eligible tenders, An
offer for the completion of the works is. believe, offer for the completion of the works is. believe,
under consideration. In the meantime, the> under consideration. In the meantime, the
excavation of the roadway at the back of the excavation of the roadway at the back of the
new basin is being proceeded with. Tenders new basin is being proceeded with. Tenders
have been called for the construction of a coal have been called for the construction of a coal
shoot, at the Queen's Wharf, Morpeth, to bo shoot, at the Queen's Wharf, Morpeth, to be
connected with the rall* way. The distance connected with the railway. The distance
of tho wharf from tho present ead of the line of the wharf from the present end of the line
is about six hundred feet. For more than half is about six hundred feet. For more than half
of this distance there will be an embankment, of this distance there will be an embankment,
beyond which the lino will be carried upon a beyond which the line will be carried upon a
timber viaduct 333 feet In length. The bays timber viaduct 333 feet in length. The bays
of piles will bo twenty-five feet apart ; each of piles will be twenty-five feet apart ; each
bay will consist of four piles diagonally braced. bay will consist of four piles diagonally braced.
Tbo line will ba on a ourvo of six chain�� radius. The line will be on a curve of six chains radius.
Up to within a few yards of the shoot there will Up to within a few yards of the shoot there will
be a double line ; one line will be for the loaded be a double line ; one line will be for the loaded
and the other for the. empty wagons. The first and the other for the, empty wagons. The first
portion of tho line will be an ascent�� having portion of the line will be an ascents having
pasted this, the loaded warona will run down passed this, the loaded wagons will run down
an inoline of 1 in 76 and the momentum gained an incline of 1 in 76 and the momentum gained
will tako it up a short inclino of 1 in 221 to tho will take it up a short incline of 1 in 221 to the
shoot, where it will be discharged ; on returning street, where it will be discharged on returning
It will be shunted off to the other line whioh It will be shunted off to the other line which
will descend towards the station at an incline will descend towards the station at an incline
of 1 in 150, The shoot, which will re�� ceceive of 1 in 150, The shoot, which will rest receive
the coal from the floor of the wagon, will be the coal from the floor of the wagon, will be
adjusted to any elevation by means of winches adjusted to any elevation by means of winches
so a�� to ault ships of different draughts. so as to suit ships of different draughts.
The arrangements adopted at Nowcastle-on-Trne The arrangements adopted at Newcastle-on-Tyne
for economising labour and facilitating the for economising labour and facilitating the
loading of vessels havo been Introduced by loading of vessels have been introduced by
Mr. Moriarty in preparing the designs for tbe Mr. Moriarty in preparing the designs for the
Morpeth coal shoot. Tenders are to be rtoeived Morpeth coal shoot. Tenders are to be received
on the 16th of August, and lour months will be on the 16th of August, and four months will be
allowed for the completion oV the woik, allowed for the completion of the work,