Flinders Street Viaduct

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The Flinders Street Viaduct is a railway bridge in Melbourne, Australia. Made up of six tracks built at different times, it links Flinders Street station to Southern Cross station, forming the main connection between the eastern and western parts of the Victorian rail network.

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Flinders Street Viaduct
Trains on the viaduct on the corner of Flinders and Spencer Streets
Coordinates37°49′13″S 144°57′30″E
CarriesVictorian rail network
CrossesFrom east to west:
LocaleMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Rail characteristics
No. of tracks6
Track gauge1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) broad gauge
Electrified1,500 V DC overhead
DesignerFrederick Esling
Construction endNovember 1891 (1891-11)

The viaduct takes a twisted path, passing behind the former Victorian Railways headquarters at 67 Spencer Street, taking a relatively sharp 90 degree turn east from Spencer Street, swinging southward around the back of the former Melbourne City Markets[lower-alpha 1] (now Northbank Place), with the old Fish Market on its south side (now the west end of Batman Park), then north-east to avoid the former swinging basin on the Yarra River, before traversing over the top of the Banana Alley Vaults, finally entering Flinders Street station.