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The Forgan Bridge commemorates William Forgan-Smith for his public service to Queensland and the city of Mackay.

William Forgan Smith (1887 - 1953) was an Australian politician. He served as Premier of the state of Queensland from 1932 to 1942. He came to dominate politics in the state during the 1930s, and his populism, firm leadership, defence of states' rights and interest in state development make him something of an archetypal Queensland Premier. He represented the Labor Party.



Address:Sydney Street, Forgan Bridge, Mackay, 4740
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -21.139239
Long: 149.187413
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 30th March, 1938
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Queensland Main Roads Commission

Mackay Bridges Board

This bridge was officially opened on the 30th day of March 1938 by the Hon. Wm. Forgan-Smith LLd., M.L.A. Member of Mackay  Premier of Queensland

In whose honour it was named Forgan Bridge in appreciation of his distinguished public service to the State of Queensland and the city and district of Mackay

Constructing Authority 
Queensland Main Roads Commission

Members of the Mackay Bridges Board


Source: MA,ADB
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