Opening of Bridge at Beechworth

On This Day……… 2nd April 1874

April the 2nd of 1874 was a busy day in Beechworth. At the completion of the water turn on in the centre of the town, the crowd moved to the site of the new stone bridge being built to replace the old one connecting Beechworth with Newtown, and proceeded with the ceremony of laying the foundation stone. The bridge was completed the following year and is still in use today.