Heading along Bauer Street, towards the banks of the Burnett River, a service road heads along the top of the river bank, in a south-easterly direction, however Bauer Road continues until a large wood structure resembling the remains of a wooden bridge, obstructs the road that once descended down to the river. Just across from this wooden structure is a monument that reads:
“This Plaque commemorates the Opening in 1916 of
the Corser Bridge across the Burnett River
In 1916 in the reign of King George V Mr. B.H.
Corser M.L.A. opened a Road Bridge spanning the
Burnett River at this place. The Bridge named
after Mr. Corser was built by the Queensland
Railway Department to enable Goods from the
Southern Side of the River to be brought to the
Railhead which was Mundubbera at that Time.”
The monument is to the first ever bridge to suspend the Burnett River at Mundubbera in Queensland.
The railway had reached Mundubbera in 1914, at which time the urgent need for a communicating bridge across the Burnett River was discussed and published:
” . . . Mr. B. H. Corser, M.L.A., said he was pleased the line was at last opened. He was satisfied that Mundubbera would be the centre of a large district . . . “
” . . . The Minister accompanied by Mr. B. H. Corser, M.L.A., and others, subsequently visited the Mundubbera Scrub and other parts of the south side of the river. On his return two deputations, introduced by Mr. Corser, waited upon him. The first was in reference to the construction of a bridge across the river. Messrs. W. Frew, W.A. Hull, J. Parker, L. Reinke, A. Rice, Rev. Copeland, and Mr. M.C. Stephensen presented the case for the settlers. It was pointed out that the bridge would have been constructed in conjunction with the line but for the strenuous opposition of the Eidsvold Shire Council . . . “
Source: Excerpts – ‘The Brisbane Courer’ – Article ‘Mundubbera Railway – Official Opening…’ – published 3rd February 1914
.Two years later, on the 24th April 1916, the ‘Corser Bridge‘ suspending the Burnett River, was opened . . .
– Within Close Proximity to Town Centre – obtain Directions here
– Car Parking available along Bauer Street
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