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Photograph - Bethanga Bridge, Murray River, Border of New South Wales & Victoria, 1 Oct 1935 Image Reg. No: MM 122208

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.
Black & white silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
Bethanga Bridge crossing the Murray River with hills in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 85 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: rural victoria, bridges, rivers, hills, rural landscapes, bridge trusses, trusses
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Rural
Tertiary Classification: bridges
Inscriptions: Printed in purple ink on front of photograph: '1 OCT 1935'

Printed in blue ink on front of photograph: '1086'

Printed in blue ink on back of photograph: 'F[in a circle] 353'

Printed in black ink on back of photograph: 'KODAK / PRINT'

Printed in grey on the back of photograph: 'VELOX' [repeated]
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Murray River, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1935

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