Bridge Creek Memorial Bridge

Location of Bridge Creek Memorial Bridge

Brooweena-Woolooga Road, (21km south of Brooweena)
Gigoomgan QLD 4620

The bridge was funded and erected on a public road by Mr and Mrs L S Smith of nearby Mt Joseph Station who wished to make their own commemorative gesture during WWI.

It is a substantial wooden bridge over a small creek with a pair of sandstone piers at each end. Leaded marble plates are fixed to the piers.

A small commemorative stone cairn with metal plaque was later erected at the entry to the bridge by the Smith's son.

Inscription

Recorded on one pier are the names of the 9 local fallen and the theatres of war. On another pier are the names of the 38 local soldiers who returned from the war. The other piers record the dates when war was declared and peace proclaimed.

Stone cairn plaque:

IN QUEENSLAND THIS IS THE ONLY BRIDGE

ERECTED PRIVATELY

AS A WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL

IT WAS DECLARED OPEN

BY THE REV JAMES HARDINGHAM
IT WAS CLOSED TO TRAFFIC 16TH JUNE 1972

TABLET DONATED

BY MT JOSEPH

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Structure
Additional information

A war memorial erected privately as a public benefit and is the only known privately erected war memorial bridge in Queensland.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Maureen Sargent
Date recorded
3 March 2009

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