Bridge over Broughton Creek - Berry, NSW
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena
S 34° 46.577 E 150° 42.638
56H E 290504 N 6149378
Quick Description: A small cement bridge over Broughton Creek bears a plaque outlining its official opening.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 10/17/2013 1:37:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ9Z8
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Long Description:
Prior to 1948 there were 7 municipal & shire councils in what today is the City of Shoalhaven. Berry Municipal Council was one & Rex Williams was its last mayor. On 1 July 1948 these councils & shires amalgamated to form the Shire of Shoalhaven. The City of Shoalhaven was proclaimed on 1 August, 1979.

Mr. Williams was obviously held in high regard as he didn't hold office in the Shire of Shoalhaven yet was given the honour of opening a bridge that was designed & constructed by the Shire's engineering department.

The wording of the plaque is: Shire of Shoalhaven This bridge was designed and constructed by the Shire's engineering department. Officially opened 1st August,1964 by Mr.R.Williams Ex Mayor, Municipality of Berry.

B.F.McIntosh Shire President G.F.Craig Shire Engineer W.C.Batt Shire Clerk

I attended the Berry Museum to ascertain Mr.Williams first name.
What was opened/inaugurated?: Bridge over Broughton Creek

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: Mr. R Williams Ex Mayor of Berry

Date of the opening/inauguration?: 1 August 1964

Website about the location: Not listed

Website about the person: Not listed

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