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Bridge commemorates Jack Pompei, a local boat builder who rescued hundreds on people on Port Phillip Bay.
|Address:||Nepean Highway, Mordialloc|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.00|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 23rd April, 2009|
Vic Roads Victorian Government
Officially opened by Tim Pallas MP Victorian Minister for Roads and Ports 23 April 2009
This bridge has been named the `Pompei Bridge` in honour of Jack Pompei, a local boat builder who rescued hundreds on people caught in trouble in the waters of Port Phillip Bay. Jack was always willing to take a boat out and look for people, day or night, no matter what the weather.
Jack Pompei was regarded by the community as a local hero and his rescue efforts earned his the prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia.
This bridge is a lasting legacy to a man who contributed so much to the community of Mordialloc.
(Jack Pompei OAM 1924 - 2008)