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Historic Engineering Marker : 21-February-2012
Historic Engineering Marker : 21-February-2012

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
An Historic Engineering Plaque commemorates the construction of the Ross 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:Bridge Street, Ross, 7209
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.030887
Long: 147.490172
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2003
Inscription in Proximity
The Institution of Engineers Australia
HISTORIC ENGINEERING MARKER
This bridge on the former Hobart to Launceston Road was designed by civil engineer and colonial architect John Lee Archer. The bridge was constructed by two convict stonemasons, Daniel Herbert and James Colbeck, with a gang of convict labour under the direction of Captain William Turner, Commandant of Ross. Herbert creatwed the unique ornamentation of the arches. Both stone masons were emancipated on completion of the bridge which was officially opened by Lt Governor Arthur on 21 October 1836.

The Institution of Engineers, Australia  2003
Source: MA
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