Mystery remains over man behind Duck Reach, suspension bridges

By Marion Sargent
November 25 2023 - 3:00pm
The Duck Reach generating station, pictured in 1896, was designed by C. St John David (sketch pictured right). Its appearance changed over the years as it was extended and repaired after flood damage. Pictures by AH Masters, Launceston Library, LPIC147-2-456, Weekly Courier, October 5, 1901.
The Duck Reach generating station, pictured in 1896, was designed by C. St John David (sketch pictured right). Its appearance changed over the years as it was extended and repaired after flood damage. Pictures by AH Masters, Launceston Library, LPIC147-2-456, Weekly Courier, October 5, 1901.

Charles St John David spent more than 32 years as the Launceston City engineer and surveyor.

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