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01-November-2020
01-November-2020

Photographs supplied by Chris Abbott
The plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Marra Bridge in 1962.  

The bridge was originally constructed with Jarrah logs and beams but many of the piles have now been replaced with steel. The decking which supports the road is still the large Jarrah logs.

Floods in 1982 came within 45 centimetres of the roadway on the bridge.

Location

Address:South Coast Highway, Pallinup RIver, Gnowellen, 6328
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.406423
Long: 118.728744
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:December-1962
Approx. Event End Date:December-2012

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2012
Front Inscription

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Marra Bridge

Construction by Main Roads WA.

Officially opened December 1962

Wellstead Historical & Heritage Committee 2012

Source: MA
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