The Opening of the New Perth Bridge, Perth, Western Australia – 12 November 1867

The second Perth Bridge (pictured) was built in response to the flooding which had occurred in June 1862. Designed by colonial architect Richard Roach Jewell, the Causeway was reconstructed several feet higher than the original, using convict labour. It was officially opened, along with the Guildford and Helena bridges the same day, by WA Governor John Stephen Hampton on 12 November 1867.