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

Description
Eleven black / white photographs all related to the official opening of the current Snowy River Bridge.
Details are in catalogue folder.
Size
W-164mm H-122mm
Object Registration
3240
Keywords
snowy-river-bridge
Historical information
These photographs were taken on November 25, 1976 at the official opening of the current Snowy River road bridge. Included in the photographs are: John Duggan; Pat Hall, C.R.B. chairman, R.E.V. Donaldson (3240.7) and J.A.Rafferty, the state minister for Transport, who cut the ribbon (3240.8). Di Young and Cheryl Dusting (3240.9) distributed souvenir information pamphlets to official guests.
The Snowy River road bridge is one of four built as part of the 8.4 km project spanning the Orbost flood plains. The Snowy River bridge and another over the nearby Ashbys Gulch are among the 10 longest bridges in Victoria, being the eighth and fifth longest respectively. The new bridge removed through traffic from Orbost township crossing the Snowy River 45 m downstream of the old bridge.This bridge is the fourth to provide a crossing to the township of Orbost. (info from CRB NEWS No. 34. DECEMBER, 1976)
When Made
25.11.1976
Significance
These photographs are pictorial records of a significant event in Orbost's history.
Last updated
19 May 2020 at 1:30PM