The Bridge to Nowhere was officially opened by the Minister for Public Works, NSW, Mr Davis Hughes, on 2 August 1969 and is located just upstream from the mouth Colo River at Lower Portland.
Article prior to the bridge opening reported that long range plans envisaged that the bridge would form part of an alternative route to the north (Hunter Valley). Local residents stated that the bridge would not benefit most of the residents as they lived on the other bank across the Hawkesbury River [23 July 1969, p 16].
Report of commencement of building of the bridge. ‘Work has begun on a $225,000 “bridge to nowhere” over the Colo River at Lower Portland.’ The report stated that the road on the other side of the bridge led to Una Voce, the guesthouse of the South Sydney Leagues Club and its members and a couple of properties. Contract for the construction was let to Pearson Bridge Pty Ltd of Milson’s Point [W & R Gazette, 22 November 1967, p 17].
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