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What is this structure across the Brisbane River?

By JOL Admin | 20 November 2008

Cross-river structure between Auchenflower and West End ca. 1918

These two photographs from the John Oxley Library's collection show a structure crossing the Brisbane River between Auchenflower and West End.

Is it the preliminary work for a bridge that never progressed to completion, or the laying of cross-river cables, or something else?

These images will be featured on an upcoming segment of Channel Seven's Great South East program, where the identity of this cross-river structure is briefly discussed.

If anyone knows what this structure is, we'd love to know, so please blog back.


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