Darling River, Wilcannia
For those who travelled west with us on our River Run early this year you might remember Pooncarie where we met up with the Darling River and Wentworth where we saw it join the Murray. On this trip we meet the Darling again but further north.
Last time I was at Wilcannia (some 12 years ago) the Darling was way up those high banks in flood. Today it far from that but nice to see flowing as I'm told it was just a chain of ponds a year or so ago.
It’s hard to believe based on the state of the river today that this was once a busy inland port for the paddle steamers plying the length of the river. This bridge built in 1896 has a span in the middle that could be lifted to allow laden barges to pass through.