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04-December-2013
04-December-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque on the Nowra Bridge commemorates the bicentenary of European settlement of Australia and details the bridge history. 

Location

Address:Princes Highway, Nowra, 2540
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.866103
Long: 150.602067
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

Historic Bridges of New South Wales

NOWRA BRIDGE
over Shoalhaven River

Designed and constructed by Edgemoor Iron Co, of Delaware USA, this bridge was commenced on 5 July 1879.  The longest bridge then built for the Public Works Department, it was officially opened by Hon. John Lackey, NSW Minister for Works, on 1 August 1881 before 6,000 people.  One of its Whipple truss spans was displayed at the 1879 Sydney International Exhibition.

Erected to celebrate Australia`s Bicentenary in 1988
by the Department of Main Roads and the
National Roads & Motorists` Association (N.R.M.A.)

Source: MA
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