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black and white photograph

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A black / white photograph of a long steam train crossing a tall bridge which appears to be under construction.
Object Registration
1253
Keywords
boggy-creek-nowa-nowa east-gippsland-railway bridge-construction
Historical information
This photograph shows the construction of the Boggy Creek bridge at Nowa Nowa.
Boggy Creek Bridge was built in 1916 as part of the Bairnsdale to Orbost extension to the main Gippsland Railway, and is situated in the middle of the township of Nowa Nowa, crossing a steep-sided and well-timbered creek-valley. This section of the line closed in 1987.

When Made
early 20th century
Significance
This item is a pictorial record of the construction of the Boggy Creek railway bridge on the East Gippsland line. This bridge plays a major part in the identity and history of the town of Nowa Nowa, since Boggy Creek’s steep sided valley divides the township into two components.
Last updated
20 Jun 2019 at 11:20AM