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Base Plate - New H.V.McKAY FOOTBRIDGE

From the Collection of Sunshine and District Historical Society Incorporated HUNT CLUB, 775 Ballarat Road, Deer Park 3023. SUNSHINE LIBRARY, Hampshire Road, Sunshine 3020. Victoria

Description
Stainless steel oval shaped plate with four holes for mounting to mesh sides of the walkway on the bridge. The plate has engraved lettering and lines intended to replicate a Sunshine Crossbar gate.
Size
Oval shape of 16.9 cm (W) X 12.2 cm (H)
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Object Registration
1805
Keywords
base plate, stainless steel plate, crossbar gates, regional rail link, hv mckay footbridge, h.v.mckay footbridge, sunshine
Historical information
The steel mesh and crossbar sides of the new H.V.McKay footbridge are designed to replicate the appearance of the old crossbar gates which were at the old H.V.McKay works. The new bridge contains 111 of these plates attached to the centre of all crossbar sections which enclose both sides of the walkway of the bridge.
When Made
Circa 2013-2014
Significance
The plate is a donated spare which was left over from the original manufactured plates that were attached to the new H.V.McKay footbridge. The plate is in our possession for safe keeping and for future reference.
Inscriptions & Markings
H.V.McKAY SUNSHINE (The small c is underlined which can't be replicated on this data base)
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM