A Daily Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Taking a Punt
The location of the new Grafton Bridge was announced yesterday and surprise, surprise it will be downstream but adjacent to the existing 1932 structure. This sign, now in the local museum, predates any bridges over the wide Clarence River and was illuminated at night through the use of kerosene to warn that the ferry was closed and advise travelers where they could find an alternative route. Once there were over 30 ferries/punts that crossed the Clarence River, now there are only 2 left.