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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 / postcard of a bridge over a river. It has what looks like a bo girder in the central section. On the left is the river bank.
Size
H-85mm W-135mm
Object Registration
3176
Keywords
orbost snowy-river-bridge transport-bridge
Historical information
This is a photograph of the second Snowy River Bridge at Orbost. The section in the central span could have been built after flood damage. This bridge over the Snowy River was opened on July 4 1922. It was constructed in 1922 alongside the previous suspension bridge. Its building was a combined effort of the Victorian Railways and the Country Roads Board at a cost of 35,000 pounds. It was replaced in 1976 by the present bridge after several major floods.
When Made
first half 20th century
Significance
This bridge was replaced in 1976 after several major floods.
Inscriptions & Markings
on front bottom left - "SNOWY RIVER BRIDGE"
Last updated
11 Mar 2020 at 6:10PM