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03-July-2015
03-July-2015

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An Historic Engineering Plaque dedicated to the Darlington Point Bridge.

The towers of the old bridge were reconstructed for the Australian Bicentenary celebrations and officially opened on the 4th November 1989.

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:Kidman Way , entrance to Darlington Point Riverside Caravan Park, Darlington Point, 2706
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.566892
Long: 146.004837
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1989
Front Inscription
HISTORIC ENGINEERING
MARKER
DARLINGTON POINT BRIDGE
THESE TOWERS WERE PART OF THE BASCULE BRIDGE ERECTED IN 1905 AT DARLINGTON POINT, AN IMPORTANT CROSSING OF THE MURRUMBIDGEE RIVER. ADAPTED FROM AN AMERICAN DESIGN FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT BY HARVEY DARE, THE BRIDGE SERVED THE PUBLIC WELL UNTIL REPLACED IN 1979. IN 1989 THE TOWERS WERE RE-ERECTED ON THIS SITE BY THE DARLINGTON POINT ADVANCEMENT SOCIETY AND CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, AS A TRIBUTE TO THE DEPENDENCE OF THE COMMUNITY ON ENGINEERING WORKS. 

DEDICATED BY
THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS,
AUSTRALIA, 1989. 

Plaque 2 :

       TO COMMEMORATE
THE OLD DARLINGTON POINT
               BRIDGE
           (1905 -1982)
RE-ERECTED 29.3.1989
OFFICIALLY OPENED 4.11.1989

 
Source: MA
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