1940: Birkenhead Bridge opens

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  • 1839: Construction of Old Port Road

    1839
  • 1840: Lightship

    1840
  • 1840: McLaren Wharf opened

    1840
  • 1841: Fugitive Vessel

    1841
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    1847
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    1848
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    1849
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    1849
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    1854
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    1855
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    1855
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    1855
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    1856
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    1859
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    1867
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    1869
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    1870
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    1870
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    1870
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    1872
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    1873
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    1875
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    1875
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    1877
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    1880
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    1883
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    1884
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    1887
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    1890
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    1897
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    1899
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    1900
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    1902
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    1902
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    1906
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    1907
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    1909
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    1918
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    1924
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    1925
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    1926
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    1926
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    1926
  • 1928: Picking the Scab

    1928
  • 1930: Port Adelaide Swimming Club - Girls Rule!

    1930
  • 1931: Gulf Trip

    1931
  • 1940: Birkenhead Bridge opens

    1940
  • 1947: Southward Bound- Antarctic expedition departs

    1947
  • 1961: MV Troubridge starts service

    1961
Date: 
1940
Collection ID: 
Historical Port Adelaide

Birkenhead Bridge was opened in December 1940. Vessels approaching the bridge asked the operator to open it by signalling the letter ‘ B’ in  Morse code—one long blast of the whistle or horn followed by three short blasts. 

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