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

Description
Four black / white photographs of construction sites. 3241.1 is of three cranes and other machinery with six persons. 3241.2 is of workmen working on flooded site. 3241.3 is a photograph of the early stages of construction of a bridge looking towards the township. 3241.4 shows the construction of a roadway between the bridges.
Size
H-120mm W-164mm
Object Registration
3241
Keywords
construction-snowy-river-bridge bridge-orbost
Historical information
Construction of the roadway embankment between the bridges across the Snowy River flood plains at Orbost commenced in January 1974 and was completed in November 1976. Pearsons were the bridge contractors for the construction of the Princes Freeway and bridges across the river flood plains at Orbost. Heavy rains and floods held up progress.
When Made
1974 - 1976
Significance
These photographs are of the construction of a major structure in Orbost. The opening of this Snowy River Bridge was an important development in the accessibility to the township of Orbost.
Last updated
20 May 2020 at 1:22PM