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black and white photograph

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

Description
A very large black / white photograph under glass in a timber frame. It is of a bridge across a river and is framed by trees.
Size
H-670mm W-1040mm
Object Registration
1341
Keywords
bridge snowy-river-bridge road-transport-orbost
Historical information
This is a bridge across the Snowy River at Orbost.
This bridge was built in the 1920s as a road and rail bridge, and was partly washed away by flood waters in 1934.
After the end of the first World War the Victorian Railways considered an extension of the railhead across the river at Orbost, and in 1922 a new timber and steel girder structure, a joint Country Roads Board — Victorian Railways venture, was built and completed at a cost of £41,000 (the steel girders came from the Flinders Street viaduct reconstruction). Subsequently it was decided not to take the railway across the river, and the bridge has only been used by road traffic.
When Made
first half 20th century
Significance
This is a pictorial record of an early bridge across the Snowy River at Orbost.
Last updated
10 Sep 2019 at 3:38PM