Summary

Black and white photograph of the Bethanga Bridge over the Murray River on 1 October 1935. It is part of a large photographic collection of glass plate and film negatives, photographic prints and photo albums, relating to the development of the electric power supply industry in Victoria, operated by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) from 1919 to 1993 and various predecessor private and municipal power supply enterprises dating back to the late 1880s.

Bethanga Bridge was built between 1927 and 1930 as a joint venture between New South Wales and Victoria as part of the Hume Dam project as a key element of the River Murray Waters Agreement. The main steel structure was built in Melbourne by Charles Ruwolt's foundry in Richmond.

Description of Content

Bethanga Bridge crossing the Murray River with hills in the background.

Physical Description

Black & white silver gelatin photographic print.

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