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Iron Cove Bridge Abutment

Item details

Name of item: Iron Cove Bridge Abutment
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Transport - Land
Category: Road Bridge
Primary address: Henley Marine Drive, Drummoyne, NSW 2047
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay

Boundary:

Bounded by the present Iron Cove Bridge, Iron Cove, lot 334 DP 752023 and Henley Marine Drive.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Henley Marine DriveDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The bridge abutments are now the only physical trace of the former Iron Cove Bridge. They indicate the historic and continuing importance of the Victoria Road alignment through the former Drummoyne municipality. They form an archaeological element of the foreshore of Drummoyne.
Date significance updated: 21 Dec 06
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Description

Construction years: 1882-
Physical description: Sandstone abutment of original bridge. Abutment is approximately 6 metres of coursed yellowish sandstone, finished with rough face.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Fair
Date condition updated:21 Dec 06
Former use: Bridge abutment

History

Historical notes: Only the sandstone masonry abutments of the former Iron Cove Bridge survive. Built in 1882, it was one of five bridges constructed by the Department of Public Works to connect Sydney with the northern suburbs. This bridge was the first built at this location.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Transport-Activities associated with the moving of people and goods from one place to another, and systems for the provision of such movements Transport-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The bridge abutments are now the only physical trace of the former Iron Cove Bridge. They indicate the historic and continuing importance of the Victoria Road alignment through the former Drummoyne municipality.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
The bridge abutments form an archaeological element of the foreshore of Drummoyne.
Integrity/Intactness: Intact
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanIron Cove Bridge Abutment (1882)24307 Mar 08 301464
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Drummoyne Heritage Study1988 Perumal Murphy Pty Ltd  Yes
Drummoyne Heritage Study Review1996 Paul Davies & Associates  Yes

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2891077


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