ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0324 Tharwa Bridge Photographs

Call Number

HMSS 0324

Collection 

Tharwa Bridge Photographs

Date Range

1895; 1898

Quantity

 0.01m (1 wallet)

Access Conditions

open

Copying conditions

with attribution

Related Collections

 

The Tharwa bridge was opened on 27 March 1895 and is considered one of the most significant pieces of heritage in the Australian Capital Territory.  The bridge crosses the Murrumbidgee River on the outskirts of Canberra. The bridge, 170 metres long, is the oldest surviving four-span Allan-type truss bridge in Australia. It has national heritage significance.

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1

Opening of Tharwa Bridge, 27 March 1895.  Group of pedestrians and the Queanbeyan Mounted Rifles on horses crossing he bridge from the Tharwa side. 

1895

 

 

 

 2

Tharwa Bridge from the Tharwa side, showing laden cart on the bridge.

 ca 1898