Photograph, opening of the Gore traffic bridge; Lodge; 1896; GO.C48b
Photograph, opening of the Gore traffic bridgeAbout this object
This photograph is of the opening of the Gore traffic bridge in 1896. While the opening predated cars in the district, it meant that residents and visitors from the north and east no longer had to risk crossing the rail bridge.
At the time, the bridge was seen as the greatest form of development in Gore and it was believed that the celebration of its opening would be remembered "when the third and fourth generations... had made their appearance in our little district world." (MATAURA ENSIGN, ISSUE 162, 14 JULY 1896)
We have added two versions of the photograph to this record, the first is the faded and yellowed original. The second is an enhanced copy simply to provide greater detail.
1896Inscription and Marks
Front bottom right, copperplate: 'Lodge'
Back, pen: ' Boxc 48 B'
Back, pen: 'Opening Gore Traffic Bridge 1896'
Back, pen: 'Harry Jackway
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