Bolting horses and controversy: history of the Charles St bridge

By Nigel Burch
December 9 2023 - 3:00pm
The North Esk shortly prior to the bridge being built. Note the busy wharf and the Union Line shed on the right. Picture by Launceston Library, LPIC144-1-109
The North Esk shortly prior to the bridge being built. Note the busy wharf and the Union Line shed on the right. Picture by Launceston Library, LPIC144-1-109

While no-one seriously questions the need for the Charles Street bridge today, the case for it was very much debated back in 1916.

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