Historical information

This is possibly the first photograph taken of the first train to cross the Echuca Moama bridge which was built in 1880 -1881

Physical description

This is a framed black and white photograph of the Echuca Moama bridge. There is a steam train on the bridge, which is the first train from Moama to Echuca to cross the bridge.

Inscriptions & markings

Written in pen, "1st Photograph newly completed Murray Bridge. 1st train from Moama to Eucha (crossed out) Echuca. Toll gates & Customs Officer each side of Bridge. Bridge cleared all traffic 20 minutes before train time. Year approx. 1880 (or early 1881) Took 2 years to build. On a label stuck on the back of the photo; "HIGHEST QUALITY CONTEMPORARY AND PERIOD FRAMING IN OUR STUDIO WORK SHOP. The High St Gallery Ltd. Exhibitors of PAINTINGS, POTTERY, WEAVING, PRINTS, CRAFT WARE. 93 HIGH ST. LOWER HUTT. 60 MAIN ST. LOWER HUTT. NEW ZEALAND.