Concrete pylons being erected for the first permanent Victoria Bridge, Brisbane, ca. 1869 contributed by QldPics taken in 1869
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Picture of / about 'Brisbane' Queensland - Concrete pylons being erected for the first permanent Victoria Bridge, Brisbane, ca. 1869

Begun in 1864, the first permanent bridge was not completed until 1874, mainly owing to financial difficulties. A temporary wooden bridge was opened for traffic in 1865, but partly collapsed on 16 November 1867. By 1869, most of the temporary structure had fallen into the river. (Description supplied with photograph)

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