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An Historic Bridges of New South Wales plaque commemorates the nation`s bicentenary in 1988.

The bicentenary of Australia was celebrated in 1988. It marked 200 years since the arrival of the First Fleet of British convict ships at Sydney in 1788. 1988 is considered the official bicentenary year of the founding of Australia. The Australian Bicentennial Authority (ABA) was set up to plan, fund and coordinate projects that emphasized the nation's cultural heritage.


Address:Princes Highway, Nowra, 2540
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.866103
Long: 150.602067
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
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Historic Bridges Of New South Wales

      over Shoalhaven River

Designed and constructed by Edgemoor Iron Co, of Delaware USA, this bridge was commenced on 5 July 1879.  The longest bridge then built for the Public Works Department, it was officially opened by Hon. John Lackey, NSW Minister for Works, on 1 August 1881 before 6,000 people.  One of its Whipple truss spans was displayed at the 1879 Sydney International Exhibition.

Erected to celebrate Australia`s Bicentenary in 1988 
by the Department of Main Roads and the 
National Roads & Motorists` Association (N.R.M.A.)

Source: MA
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