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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Remembering the Westgate Bridge disaster

photograph Doug Smallpage On 15 October, people will gather at a memorial at the Westgate Bridge to honour 35 workers who were killed when a 120-metre span of the bridge collapsed on that day in 1970. Another 18 were injured, with many crippled for life. The day before Victoria’s worst industrial accident, a worker, hearing creaks in the structure, commented:…

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The Graham Street Rockeries

This is the briefest beginning of stories associated with the Graham St overpass. Before the West Gate Bridge was built, access to the other side of the river at Newport was via a ferry at the end of Williamstown Road.  The Graham Street overpass was built in the late 1970s in anticipation of the growing number of cars that would pass…

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