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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the first railway bridge which crossed the Brisbane River in 1876.
His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by his Private Secretary, and the Hons. G. Thorn, J. R. Dickson, and E. M. Stewart, M.L.A.'s, together with the Traffic Manager and several other gentlemen, left Brisbane by special train on Wednesday afternoon, at half-past two o'clock, for the purpose of formally opening and naming the new railway bridge over the Brisbane River at Oxley. After passing the Indooroopilly station, the train was run over the bridge and back again as far as the 160-feet span, where it had been arranged that the ceremony should take place, and where a portion of the bridge had been decorated for the occasion with festoons of evergreen.
The Darling Downs Gazette and General Advertiser
(Toowoomba, Qld), 8 July 1876.
|Address:||Westminster Road & Coonan Street, Indooroopilly Railway Station , Indooroopilly, 4068|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.502202|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||05-July-1876|
|Actual Event End Date:||05-July-1976|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 4th July, 1976|
This Plaque Commemorates
The Centenary Of The Opening Of The
First Railway Bridge
Across The Brisbane River, Near This
Point, 5th July 1876.
Unveiled 4th July 1976, By A. G. Lee, I.S.O.,
Commissioner For Railways,
In Conjunction With The Celebrations Organised
By The Australian Railway Historical Society,