A heritage-registered plaque has been erected to honour the Old Cobram Barooga Bridge, which is registered by the Heritage Council of Victoria.
Installed at Kennedy Park, Mookarii St, Cobram on April 11, the plaque acknowledges the importance of the bridge to our region.
The bridge is of significance to the people of Northern Victoria and the Riverina region of NSW, as it improved road safety as well as rail and river links between the states which encouraged the agricultural and economic development of these regions.
The stand for the plaque was manufactured and installed by A1 Engineering of Cobram in conjunction with Cobram Historical Society.
The society’s treasurer Neil Kerr said the idea was initially put forward by society member Nick White, who has a keen interest in old trucks, bridges and railways.
‘‘Nick went to the Heritage Council of Victoria to see if we could get a plaque, and they thought it was a great idea,’’ Mr Kerr said.
‘‘It looks fantastic, it is nice to recognise the historical relevance of this bridge which played a massive role in our community for many years.’’
Mr Kerr wanted to specifically thank Anthony Barca and Nick White for their efforts in making the plaque possible and other members of Cobram Historical Society who contributed to the project.
New addition: A plaque (right) has been erected to honour Old Cobram Barooga Bridge (above).