2nd March,  2018

As you walk along Elizabeth Mall, from Liverpool St end up to Collins St, on the left hand side you’ll notice an opening to the rivulet below. This is part of the Wellington Bridge, constructed in 1816, over the Hobart Rivulet in Elizabeth St.

This is from the Hobart Town Gazette, 23 Nov 1816. If it’s hard to read the newsprint, here is a translation:

A new bridge of brick is now building over that part of the Town rivulet running through Elizabeth Street, and is in a state of considerable forwardness. A Bridge of this description has been long wanted, and will be of great convenience to the public. We understand it is to be named Wellington Bridge, after our victorious Countryman.

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Categories: Architecture

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