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Photograph - Aerial View of Derwent River & Floating Bridge, Hobart, Tasmania, circa 1940s Image Reg. No: MM 044589

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Aerial view of Hobart showing the Derwent River and Old Floating Bridge.

The Hobart Floating Bridge with a lift span near the western shoreline was brought into service on 22 December 1943, initially operating as a toll bridge until tolls were removed from 1 January 1949. The bridge remained in service until 17 August 1964, being replaced by the new high-level Tasman Bridge.
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Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: aerial photographs, bridges, buildings, harbours, mountains, ports, rivers, wharves, suburbia, lift bridges, road bridges, suburbs, estuaries, pontoon bridges
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Metropolitan - Hobart
Tertiary Classification: aerial townscapes
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, circa 1940s
Creator: H Small, circa 1940s


Sandra Posted on 03 Dec 2014 8:25 AM
I remember going across this when I was little. So pleased to have found this pic

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