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Hampden Bridge Bicentennial Plaque : 20-March-2013
Hampden Bridge Bicentennial Plaque : 20-March-2013

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The plaque erected at Hampden Bridge commemorates 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.

Location

Address:Moss Vale Road, Hampden Bridge, Kangaroo Valley, 2577
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.727183
Long: 150.520775
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1788
Approx. Event End Date:1988

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

HISTORIC BRIDGES OF NEW SOUTH WALES
HAMPDEN BRIDGE

Kangaroo Valley

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.)

DMR      NRMA 

Source: MA
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