142 - Concrete Arch Bridge Hurstbridge 02 - Opening of Bridge in 1917 (ELHPC No.1054) - Shire of Eltham Heritage Study 1992
Statement of Significance
Last updated on - January 7, 2010
REVISED STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE, CONTEXT, 2010
What is significant? The c1917 reinforced concrete bridge and the site within a 30 metre radius.
How is it significant? The reinforced concrete bridge is historically and technically significant to the Shire of Nillumbik and the Melbourne Metropolitan area.
Why is it significant? The bridge is historically and technically significant as an intact example of a pre-1939, reinforced concrete arch bridge constructed by the Monier Reinforced Concrete Construction Company (a firm founded by and closely linked with Sir John Monash) (Criteria F & H). The construction method was rare within the State, and particularly within the semi-rural Shire, where timber bridges were generally used (Criterion B).