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Historic Engineering Marker : 20-March-2013
Historic Engineering Marker : 20-March-2013

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown / John Huth

An Historic Engineering Plaque dedicated to the Hampden Bridge.

The Institution of Engineers Australia, through its Heritage Committees, established the Australian Historic Engineering Plaquing Program to acknowledge past engineering achievements and to draw public attention to the significant contributions they have made to society.The Plaquing Program is a means of bringing public recognition to significant historic engineering works and the engineers who created them. The Program is intended to contribute to the conservation of Australian engineering 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:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Monument Designer:E.M.de Burgh
Monument Manufacturer:Loveridge & Hudson

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1999
Front Inscription
HISTORIC ENGINEERING
         MARKER
THE HAMPDEN BRIDGE
KANGAROO VALLEY NSW

THIS BRIDGE IS THE ONLY SURVIVING SUSPENSION BRIDGE FROM THE COLONIAL PERIOD OF NEW SOUTH WALES AND WAS AN OUTSTANDING ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT FOR ITS TIME. DESIGNED BY THE EMINENT ENGINEER E M DE BURGH OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AND BUILT BY LOVERIDGE AND HUDSON, IT WAS OPENED ON 19 MAY 1898, REPLACING THE 2-SPAN TIMBER TRUSS BRIDGE OF 1879.

DEDICATED BY
THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS, AUSTRALIA AND
THE KANGAROO VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC.1999 

 
Source: MA
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