Sunday, 3 February 2019

Tom Uglys Bridge

Tom Uglys Bridge crosses the Georges River between the suburbs of Blakehurst and Sylvania. This box girder span opened in 1987 and duplicated a truss span which opened in 1929 and can be seen here. When the original bridge was built, it was known as the Georges River Bridge, but was renamed to distinguish between the various bridges on the river following the opening of the Captain Cook Bridge in 1965 and the Alfords Point Bridge in 1973. Tom Uglys Bridge took its name from the southernmost part of Blakehurst, known as Tom Uglys Point, which is believed to be named after local resident Tom Huxley and transformed by the mispronunciation by local Aborigines.


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