Historic bridges everywhere
Trip Start Jun 22, 2007
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Then we followed the signed to the historic bridges - the Hume highway used to come into Gundagai from the south across a long trestle bridge across the flood plains of the Murrumbidgee, paralleling the railway bridge - in fact "parallel" is not quite correct, as they crossed at the town end with the railway crossing the road just before the road turned into the main street of the town, and just before the train reached the station
We then headed out to the Dog on the Tuckerbox where we had decided to have lunch - but guess what, now there is a huge BP service station complex, a modern family style restaurant called something like Buffalo Bills - that's not it, but something Bill's. And the old café next to the dog is closed!!
So back into town to the Historic Bakehouse, and had a nice lunch - nothing historic I could see about the bakery, but who knows???? On the way into town we found the cemetery and Captain Moonlite's grave. Not sure who he was either (bushranger of course), but I am getting my fill of history.
Back down the Hume to Tarcutta and the National Truck Drivers' Memorial, which is most impressive. Tarcutta is the half-way point on the highway between Melbourne and Sydney.
Back home, photographing a couple of letterboxes on the way - I must say that the contract mail delivery person who also stopped at the same letterbox I was about to photograph, looked at me with a strange expression.
That's it for another day. Signing off.