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Obelisk commemorates the first bridge over the Torrens River which was built in 1837.

Erected at a cost or £65,000, the new bridge over the River Torrens was officially declared open by His Excellency Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven, V.C. (Governor), at noon today. More than 3,000 persons assembled to witness the ceremony.

Before asking His Excellency to declare the bridge open Mr. Glover (Mayor) gave a brief history of bridges erected over the Torrens. He said that an obelisk was to be placed at a position 300 or 400 yards west of the new bridge, marking the spot where the first temporary bridge across the Torrens was in 1837 erected by workmen employed by the Government.
News (Adelaide, SA), 5 March 1931.



Address:King William Road, Torrens Lake (southern end), Adelaide, 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.916876
Long: 138.598668
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:April-1931
Source: MA
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