Heritage and conservation register


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Name of Item Martin Bridge over the Manning River
Item Number 4300300
Type of Item Built
Item Sub-Type Steel Truss
Address **** Old Pacific Highway Taree 2430
Local Government Area Taree 
Owner Local Government
Current Use Road bridge
Former Use Road bridge

Statement of significance

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Statement of significance Listed on the Greater Taree Local Environmental Plan 1995 as an item of local significance.
Date Significance Updated 18 November 2005


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Designer ****
Builder ****
Construction years **** - 1940
Physical description 11 span steel and concrete bridge spanning 1518 feet.
Physical Condition
Archaeological Potential
Modifications and dates ****
Date condition updated ****


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Historical notes Tenders called in 1937. Construction commenced in 1938 and the bridge was officially opened in May 1940. It was later renamed after L.O Martin - Minister for Works and Local Government at the time of construction. The final cost was 97,000 pounds. The bridge replaced punts at Taree and Tinonee. It originally had a lifting span with two concrete counter balances. It represented a major change in road transport and the transition from river to road.


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Heritage Listing Reference Number Gazette Number Gazette Page
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register       
Local Environmental Plan  Martin Bridge, Pacific Highway  97  4167 

Assessment of Significance

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Historical Significance ****
Historical Association ****
Aesthetic/Technical Significance ****
Social Significance ****
Research Significance ****
Rarity ****
Representativeness ****
Integrity/Intactness ****
Assessed Significance Local


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Type Author Year Title

Study details

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Title Year Author Inspected by Guidelines used

Custom fields

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Roads and Maritime Services Region Hunter
Bridge Number 1800
CARMS File Number ****
Property Number Bridge
Conservation Management Plan ****


Martin Bridge over the Manning River
Martin Bridge over the Manning River

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