Hampden Bridge Bicentennial PlaquePrint Page
A plaque erected at Hampden Bridge to commemorate the bicentenary of Australia in 1988. The plaque details the history of the bridge.
The bicentenary of Australia was celebrated in 1988. It marked 200 years since the arrival of the First Fleet of British convict ships at Sydney in 1788. 1988 is considered the official bicentenary year of the founding of Australia. The Australian Bicentennial Authority (ABA) was set up to plan, fund and coordinate projects that emphasized the nation's cultural heritage.
|Address:||Moss Vale Road, Hampden Bridge, Kangaroo Valley, 2577|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.727183|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1788|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1988|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1988|
HISTORIC BRIDGES OF NEW SOUTH WALES
This 77m long suspension bridge was designed
by E. M.De Burgh, Assistant Engineer for Bridges,
NSW Department of Public Works and built by
Loveridge and Hudson of Bowral, using local
sandstone. It was officially opened on 19 May, 1898
by Hon. J.H. Young MLA, Minister for Works and
named after Governor, Lord Hampden.
Erected to celebrate Australia's Bicentenary in 1788
by Department of Main Roads and the
National Roads and Motorist's Association (N.R.M.A.)