Bridge Creek Memorial Bridge
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.
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
AS A WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL
IT WAS DECLARED OPEN
BY THE REV JAMES HARDINGHAM
IT WAS CLOSED TO TRAFFIC 16TH JUNE 1972
BY MT JOSEPH
- Conflicts commemorated
- First World War, 1914–1918
- Memorial type
- 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