Did you know that the Canning Bridge you see today is not the original structure? It was first constructed in 1849 and has been through many repairs and has had additional structural features attached. Oodles of history is attached to the site too, ranging from convict labour, developments in transport, environmental disasters and social connections.
The Canning Bridge moved from interim to permanent listing on the State Heritage list earlier this year. Hooray!
Check out the State Heritage Office’s magazine Heritage Matters for an article about the changed listing.