When was Stephen Street renamed Exhibition Street?
On 09-Oct-21 2:55 PM, Mal Rowe wrote:
> On 09/10/2021 13:37, Jeremy Wainwright wrote:
>> My guess is that, back before the grand Princes Bridge that we know
>> today, St K Rd started at Flinders St, crossed the rather ramshackle
>> (1843) bridge known colloquially as Balbirnie's Bridge and later the
>> first Prince's Bridge (a stone arch structure opened in 1851, known
>> also as Lennox's Bridge after its designer) and it was accepted that
>> the bridge (in whatever form) had no effect on the name of the road.
> Agreed the attached map from the SLV collection possibly dates from
> around 1860.
> It shows a blank in the area between Flinders St and the Yarra, and
> probably misrepresents the actual alignment of the M&HB railway bridge.
> Some of the map is probably conjecture. M&HB railway opened in 1954,
> Parliament house started construction in 1855 and the government railway
> terminus at Spencer St was established in 1859.
> If I'm correct about some conjecture - then the date may be around 1853.
> Mal Rowe - map magpie
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