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

Description
Nine black / white photographs of flood waters across roads.
Size
W-163mm H-120mm
Object Registration
3243
Keywords
orbost-flood-1976 snowy-river-bridge marlo-road-flood-1976 gilbert;s-gulch-flood
Historical information
The road to Marlo was cut by flood waters from the Snowy River in two places. The road was closed when water flowed over Gilbert's Gulch (3243.1)
The Snowy River broke its banks and flooded surrounding Orbost, Marlo, Lochend and Jarrahmond were isolated. The river bank at the bridge site was broken and filled with earth and rock fill. (3243.2)
The new Snowy River Bridge was nearing completion when the river rose 7.2 metres causing erosion on the eastern bank. (3243.7)
Contractors involved in the construction of the Princes Freeway and bridge were delayed by the flood waters. (3243.8)
When Made
October 22 1976
Made By
Snowy River Mail (newspaper publisher)
Significance
The 1976 flood at Orbost was a significant event which delayed the construction of the current Snowy River Road Bridge.These photographs record that event.
Last updated
21 May 2020 at 12:23PM