This Day in History: 1900-07-04

1900 July-August: The old Newcastle Bridge was pulled down and a start made by contractors Messrs. Ednie and George on building a new Newcastle Bridge. Foot passengers could cross the bridge but wheeled traffic had to go an extra 3 miles to cross the Avon River via Connor’s Bridge at the southern end of town on the Perth-Goomalling Road.

Northam advertiser, 25 July 1900, p.3; 11 Aug. 1900, p.2.