His­tory marked

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

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).

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