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Thursday, 7 August 1930

Senator DUNN (New South Wales) (4:22 AM) . - I may be able to assist Senator Reid. I understand that the second span of the Clarence river bridge is now being floated into position. That section of the country from Kyogle to O'Grady's Creek is subject to a particularly heavy rainfall, and during the period in which the embankments are settling one may expect trouble of the sort that has occurred. A peculiar kind of clay is common to that district. It soaks up the rain, and is later spewed out beneath the railway line. Similar trouble was experienced with the line from Macksville through Kempsey to Wauchope and Taree, but as time passed the ground settled, and no trouble is now experienced. No doubt that will he the case with the Kyogle to South Brisbane railway.

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