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

Description
Three black / white photographs of a Bailey bridge being erected across a river. 3245.1 and 3245.2 are the same.
Size
H-154mm W-210mm
Object Registration
3245
Keywords
bailey-bridge orbost-snowy-river-bridge bridge-orbost
Historical information
After the damage from the February 1971 floods at Orbost when the abutment to the Snowy River road bridge was washed away a Bailey bridge, portable, pre-fabricated, truss bridge, was put into place to ensure town access, the C.R.B. rebuilt the approach to the bridge driving new piles and constructing the Bailey bridge. They worked late into the night under flood lights to ensure the link from the Orbost township to the Princes Freeway would be open to traffic as soon as possible.
When Made
February 17 1971
Made By
Snowy River Mail (Maker)
Significance
These photographs are pictorial records of a significant event in the history of Orbost.
Last updated
21 May 2020 at 1:21PM