Browns Well Highway

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Browns Well Highway
South Australia
Browns Well Highway is located in South Australia
north end
north end
south end
south end
Coordinates
General information
Type Highway
Length 104 km (65 mi)[1]
Gazetted 2008[2]
Route number(s) B57
Major junctions
north end Kingston Road, Loxton
  Cameron Highway
south end Mallee Highway Pinnaroo
Location(s)
Major settlements Paruna
Highway system

The Browns Well Highway is the road from Loxton, South Australia through the Murray Mallee to Pinnaroo in South Australia.[3] It was named in 2008 after the Browns Well district for areas traversed by the highway.[2]

Railways were evenly spaced across the Mallee before road transport improved. The Browns Well highway crosses the Loxton railway line on the outskirts of the town, the former Barmera railway line at Paruna about 34 km along the route, and the former Peebinga railway line 64 km along the route. It crosses the Pinnaroo railway line in Pinnaroo near the southern terminus of the highway. These all provided reliable transport to pioneer settlers in the region, including transporting grain and produce through Tailem Bend to markets.

Major intersections

LGA Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
District Council of Loxton Waikerie Loxton 0 0.0 Kingston Road / Bookpurnong Road – Waikerie, Kingston On Murray, Berri
Paruna 34 21 Cameron HighwayAlawoona
Southern Mallee District Council Pinnaroo 104 65 Mallee HighwayLameroo, Ouyen; is concurrent with B12 for a few km, then turns south again to Bordertown on the Ngarkat Highway

References

  1. ^ a b Google (7 October 2014). "Driving the Browns Well Highway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Appendices 1 to 16 AGM 6th June 2008" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. 2008. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Murray Mallee, Riverland" (PDF). Naming of State Rural Roads. Government of South Australia. 6 December 2013. Rack Plan 870. Retrieved 3 October 2014.


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