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 Clarence Town weekend

Clarence Town weekend
Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th July, 2021

Brig O'Johnston Bridge

An Australian CamperTrailers Group members weekend get together
was held at the Williams River Holiday Park on the Williams River at Clarence Town NSW on the weekend of Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th July 2021 hosted by Rob & Carol. Unfortunately only six of the sixteen camper trailers registered could attend because of the Sydney Covid lockdown.

Most arrived on the Thursday to make it an extra long weekend. The wet weather did not deter the enthusiasm of the small group who spent time catching up around the campfires & swapping stories. Most avoided the rain of Saturday night to enjoy a meal at the nearby bowling club.

Members Gordon & Von came for the day on Sunday, while Darren & Kim set up camp on the Sunday afternoon to kick off their around Australia trip. 

There was plenty of bird life around, along with a pair of Muscovy Ducks dropping in each morning to say hi. There were visiting possums & bush rats after dark.

It was great to see everyone leaving with a smile on their faces.

happy camping
Rob & Carol   


the Brig O'Johnston Bridge

The Brig O'Johnston Bridge over the Williams River at Clarence Town was built in 1880 to replace a ford which was impassable when the river was high. It is the oldest surviving timber truss bridge in NSW & one of 26 bridges identified for conservation in the Transport for NSW Timber Truss Bridge Conservation Strategy in consultation with the Heritage Council of NSW.

The bridge is an old Public Works Department type timber truss road bridge. It has two timber truss spans, each of 30 metres (100 ft). There are three timber approach spans at one end and one at the other giving the bridge an overall length of 116 metres (380 ft). The main spans are supported by twin cast iron cylindrical piers braced with iron stiffeners and provides a single-lane carriageway. The minimum width of the carriageway is 4.6 metres (15 ft). A timber post and rail guard rail extends the full length of the bridge.



photos from Rob