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(4 pictures)
Picture relating to Avenel - titled 'Avenel'
Picture relating to Bundaberg - titled 'Newly completed Burnett Traffic Bridge, Bundaberg, 1900'
Picture relating to Mount Morgan - titled 'Swing bridge at Mount Morgan, ca. 1900'
Picture relating to Bungil Creek - titled 'Locomotive, E class, no. 30, at Bungil Creek, near Roma, Queensland, 1890-1900'

Newly completed Burnett Traffic Bridge, Bundaberg, 1900

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1900
(contact QldPics about this picture)


Photographs selected from an album presented to the Hon. J. G. Appel, MLA, Home Secretary, by the North Bundaberg Progress association as a mark of their appreciation of his efforts in connection with the abolition of the toll on the Burnett Traffic Bridge, 1st January 1913. (Description supplied with album)

Burnett River Traffic Bridge was erected between 1889 and 1891 at a cost of 23,665 pounds. There was much damage to construction and loss of two lives during a severe flood in 1890. The bridge was opened during 1900, replacing a vehicular ferry service. The southern ferry cutting approach can still be seen, slightly upstream from the southern approach to the bridge. A bridge toll of one penny for pedestrians and three pence for vehicles was removed from January 1, 1913 due mainly to the efforts of Hon. J. G. Appel.

This picture is also part of the following Bonzle photo collections: