Lennox Bridge

This is Australia's oldest surviving stone-arch bridge on the mainland.

Constructed by David Lennox (master stonemason) and a select crew of Convicts in 1832/1833 it was the first stone bridge erected on the mainland. This bridge remained in active use for nearly 100 years as part of the main route west over the mountains. In the 1970's it was closed and restored, with concrete strengthening on the internal structure.

It was re-opened to traffic in 1982 almost 150 years after D. Lennox and his convict crew created it.

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View all photos taken: Wednesday, 27th December 2006, This photo: 2:07pm

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Comments

  • Margot- said:
    Nice! I like the perspective of the bridge and the info was interesting, too.
  • RaeA said:
    There is a very active bridge group and blog run by bridgepix who would love this sort of photo and story.

    www.flickr.com/groups/bridges_in_australia/
  • picsbymac said:
    Lovely shot David. I too like the perspective you choose.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Margot and Melissa. I took several shots using different angles, but this work worked pretty well in b&w :)

    Aha! Thanks Rae, I'd been trying to remember what that group was called.