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Gasworks Bridge

Item details

Name of item: Gasworks Bridge
Other name/s: Gas Works Bridge
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Utilities - Gas
Category: Road Bridge
Primary address: 198 (adj) George Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
198 (adj) George StreetParramattaParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This item is of historical significance because it provides evdence of the history of amenities and services in the local area. The barrier formed by the river was a major factor in development as late as 1880, at which time it was only bridged at Church Street, Parramatta. In the 1880's both the Newlands (Gasworks) and Gladesville Bridges were opened.
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Construction years: 1885-
Physical description: Lattice girder bridge on large sandstone piers.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fair.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: PRS


Historical notes: In March 1878 a petition was presented to Parliament by the people of Parramatta (who had already subscribed a large sum of money for this work) for the erection of a bridge at the foot of Harris Street. Work on the bridge was completed in 1885. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): March 1878 a petition was presented to Parliament by the people of Parramatta for the erection of a bridge at the foot of Harris Street. | Gas works Bridge was raised 18 inches (45cms) in 1960. (Ref.: Sydney Morning Herald 16 March 1960.)

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item historically significant.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
This item is technically or scientifically significant.
SHR Criteria f)
This item is rare.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Regional Environmental PlanREP No 2822120 Aug 99 956161
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993221Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240221

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