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15-January-2014
15-January-2014
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A plaque on the bridge commemorates architect John Archer, and stonemasons Daniel Herbert and James Colbeck who worked on the construction of the bridge.

The sandstone bridge was constructed by convict labour, and is the third oldest bridge still in use in Australia. Commissioned by Lieutenant-Governor Arthur and completed in 1836,  the bridge was designed by architect John Lee Archer, with the convict work team including two stonemasons, James Colbeck and Daniel Herbert, the latter being credited with the intricate carvings along both sides of the bridge. The bridge was registered on the Register of the National Estate in 1978.

Location

Address:Bridge Street, Ross Bridge, Ross, 7209
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.03073
Long: 147.490035
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 16th February, 1988
Front Inscription

This plaque was placed by the people of Ross on the sesquicentenary year of the opening of the bridge in A. D. 1836 to commemorate the work of

John Lee Archer architect

Daniel Herbert stonemason

James Colbeck  stonemason

This plaque was unveiled by
The Honourable Ian Braid, M. H. A.
On 16th February 1988

Source: MA
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