Historical information

Photo 1 - Rene Roper (Postmistress) crossing swollen Kiewa River on a milk can flying fox at Tawonga, during high winter waters Photo 2 - First Tawonga bridge was built in 1884- destroyed by floods in 1916. New bridge constructed 1923 and destroyed in 1953. Present concrete bridge constructed in 1986 and named Ryders Bridge

Significance

Bridge construction over Kiewa River at Tawonga

Physical description

Copies of two original black and white photos. Photo 1 - Flying fox at site of Tawonga Bridge over the Kiewa River Photo 2 - Timber pile bridge over the Kiewa River at Tawonga