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Photographer Captures Australia's Strangest Railroad Crossing (3 pics + video)

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On the QR main line near Bundaberg there's a very interesting railroad crossing. The crossing utilizes a drawbridge mechanism that allows two different routes to intersect and it's something you have to see to believe.

1 Photographer Captures Australia's Strangest Railroad Crossing (3 pics + video)


2 Photographer Captures Australia's Strangest Railroad Crossing (3 pics + video)


3 Photographer Captures Australia's Strangest Railroad Crossing (3 pics + video)



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№1 Author: zach8 (3 Aug 2016 10:44) Total user comments: 553


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How the hell is this cheaper or more practical than a normal rail crossing like this one????

http://www.eastsiderailnow.org/crossing_1b.jpg

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№2 Author: kryptor (3 Aug 2016 11:12) Total user comments: 4803


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QR (Queensland Rail) was there first. The sugar cane rail came latter.
I'm speculating but, maybe there was a bit of squabbling over who would be responsible for maintenance, as an example. After all, there wasn't a higher maintenance intersection before the cane rail came along. So maybe it was cheaper to build this unorthodox draw bridge set up to avoid paying trumped up fees to a competing railroad.

Again, just a thought.
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