[Sponsored] Celebrate 150 years since the Redesdale Bridge was built
Remember when the Redesdale Bridge opened? No, neither do we because it is 150 years old this year and you bet the town of Redesdale in central Victoria will be celebrating. The bridge has a fascinating history, having been constructed in 1868 from a shipwreck in Port Phillip Bay. After an illustrious and long career literally bridging the gap for miners, stockmen, couriers and more the bridge these days mostly just allows cars to pass safely between the towns on Bendigo, Kyneton and Heathcote.
The bridge’s birthday celebrations kick off at 11am on Saturday January 27 with an official ceremony and toast to the bridge. Then look forward to a reenactment of the bridge’s naming ceremony, interviews with notable locals and the unveiling of the Redesdale and Mia Mia commemorative quilt.