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    Related Dates: 1901
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    Archives Reference: 1964.0012.00260
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    During construction in 1901 the First King’s Bridge collapsed under testing. Oblique side view showing roller with one back wheel hanging over edge of break, traction engine, and back of spectator in black suit with Homberg or bowler hat. Historical Note: John Monash ran a successful engineering business from 1894 to 1914, while pursuing a parallel career in the Citizen Military Forces. Initially in partnership with J.T.N. Anderson until 1904, the Reinforced Concrete and Monier Pipe Construction Co. Ltd was founded by Monash in Melbourne in 1905 and pioneered reinforced concrete construction in Victoria. The company produced many buildings, bridges, water-tanks and silos using this type of construction in Victoria and South Australia.
    Previous Control Number: BWP/23802

     

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    Item: [1964.0012.00260] "First King's Bridge, Bendigo. Collapse"

     

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