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BARWON HEADS BRIDGE

Location

OVER BARWON RIVER, BARWON HEADS-OCEAN GROVE ROAD BARWON HEADS and OCEAN GROVE, GREATER GEELONG CITY

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Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number

H1848

Heritage Overlay Number

HO1537

Level of Significance

Registered

Extent of Registration

All the bridge marked B1, including its abutments and land five metres either side of the bridge and its abutments, as marked on Diagram Number 1848, held by the Executive Director, being ... more

Statement of Significance

The Barwon Heads bridge is an exceptionally long timber beam road bridge of 34 spans built over the Barwon River estuary at Barwon Heads in 1927. Despite recent modifications such as the discreet addition of some steel beams and a 7.3 metre wide concrete and bitumen deck that better meets contemporary traffic needs, the bridge retains much of its historical integrity. The sympathetic modifications have preserved the essential form and aesthetics of a traditional timber bridge ... more

Year Construction Started 1927
Heritage Act Categories Heritage place
Municipality GREATER GEELONG CITY; GREATER GEELONG CITY

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