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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 now Yale Creek bridge but the contractor has now
been instructed to proceed with the work on been instructed to proceed with the work on
the now Bite. The bridgo at Kite's Swamp la completed, the now Site. The bridge at Kite's Swamp is completed,
and that at Forbes is ali but finished. On the and that at Forbes is all but finished. On the
Mudgee Hoad all tho works for tho year are in Mudgee Road all the works for the year are in
progress, bat havo been retarded by the weather. progress, but have been retarded by the weather.
The bridges at YeUowmundi Lagoon, Cattai Creek, The bridges at YeUowmundi Lagoon, Cattai Creek,
and on tho Blacktown Road aro beinsr proceeded and on the Blacktown Road are being proceeded
with. Steps aro being taken to make good the with. Steps are being taken to make good the
approaches to Petersham and to) tho South Creek approaches to Petersham and to the South Creek
rail way station; and the works have boen com- railway station; and the works have been commenced
menced on the Long Bay and Botany Hoads. In the on the Long Bay and Botany Heads. In the
north the roads have Buffered considerably, north the roads have suffered considerably,
but with the assistanoo of tho West Maitland but with the assistance of the West Maitland
Flood Belief Committee the road between East Flood Relief Committee the road between East
anil Weet Maitland will be put in a proper state and West Maitland will be put in a proper state
of repair ; in a Bhort time considerable improvements of repair in a short time considerable improvements
will also bo undertaken on tho Morpeth Hoad. will also be undertaken on the Morpeth Road.
Tho largo culvert at East Maitland has been, The large culvert at East Maitland has been
commenced, and the approaches to the Morpeth commenced, and the approaches to the Morpeth
Ballway station have bein undertaken by task Railway station have been undertaken by task
to admit of the employment of tho destitute 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 without Government having three times advertised without
obtaining any eligible tenders, An offer for obtaining any eligible tenders, An offer for
the completion of the works is. believe, under the completion of the works is. believe, under
consideration. In the meantime, the> excavation consideration. In the meantime, the excavation
of the roadway at the back of the new basin is of the roadway at the back of the new basin is
being proceeded with. Tenders have been called being proceeded with. Tenders have been called
for the construction of a coal shoot, at the for the construction of a coal shoot, at the
Queen's Wharf, Morpeth, to bo connected with Queen's Wharf, Morpeth, to be connected with
the rall* way. The distance of tho wharf from the railway. The distance of the wharf from
tho present ead of the line is about six hundred the present end of the line is about six hundred
feet. For more than half of this distance there feet. For more than half of this distance there
will be an embankment, beyond which the lino will be an embankment, beyond which the line
will be carried upon a timber viaduct 333 feet will be carried upon a timber viaduct 333 feet
In length. The bays of piles will bo twenty-five in length. The bays of piles will be twenty-five
feet apart ; each bay will consist of four piles feet apart ; each bay will consist of four piles
diagonally braced. Tbo line will ba on a ourvo diagonally braced. The line will be on a curve
of six chain« radius. Up to within a few yards of six chains radius. Up to within a few yards
of the shoot there will be a double line ; one of the shoot there will be a double line ; one
line will be for the loaded and the other for line will be for the loaded and the other for
the. empty wagons. The first portion of tho the, empty wagons. The first portion of the
line will be an ascent» having pasted this, line will be an ascents having passed this,
the loaded warona will run down an inoline of the loaded wagons will run down an incline of
1 in 76 and the momentum gained will tako it up 1 in 76 and the momentum gained will take it up
a short inclino of 1 in 221 to tho shoot, a short incline of 1 in 221 to the street,
where it will be discharged ; on returning It where it will be discharged on returning It
will be shunted off to the other line whioh will will be shunted off to the other line which will
descend towards the station at an incline of descend towards the station at an incline of
1 in 150, The shoot, which will re» ceceive the 1 in 150, The shoot, which will rest receive the
coal from the floor of the wagon, will be adjusted coal from the floor of the wagon, will be adjusted
to any elevation by means of winches so to to any elevation by means of winches so as to
ault ships of different draughts. The arrangements suit ships of different draughts. The arrangements
adopted at Nowcastle-on-Trne for economising adopted at Newcastle-on-Tyne for economising
labour and facilitating the loading of vessels labour and facilitating the loading of vessels
havo been Introduced by Mr. Moriarty in preparing have been introduced by Mr. Moriarty in preparing
the designs for tbe Morpeth coal shoot. Tenders the designs for the Morpeth coal shoot. Tenders
are to be rtoeived on the 16th of August, and are to be received on the 16th of August, and
lour months will be allowed for the completion four months will be allowed for the completion
oV the woik, of the work,