Bridges have played an important role in the development of Perth and Fremantle and Peter will give an illustrated talk on eleven of the historic bridges built over the Swan River between 1843 and 1959.
The talk will use historic photographs to describe the structural features of each bridge and explain how they were built, ranging from the first timber bridges built at the Causeway by the early settlers to the technically advanced Causeway and Narrows Bridges built after the second World War. The talk will also illustrate how bridges built during the convict  era were particularly important for the early development of the colony and how later bridges reflected changes in technology and the needs of the community.

T5
Peter Palmer (Member of the Executive Committee of the City of South Perth Historical Society Inc.)
12pm-2pm    $15 (member)/ $20 (non-member)
Friday, 1 Dec

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