Addresses

At  Fox Street, Wynnum, Queensland 4178

Type of place

Bridge

Period

Interwar 1919-1939

Style

Stripped Classical

This is an image of the local heritage place known as Fox Street Bridge

Fox Street Bridge

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Addresses

At  Fox Street, Wynnum, Queensland 4178

Type of place

Bridge

Period

Interwar 1919-1939

Style

Stripped Classical

After European settlement in the district, Wynnum Creek was bridged with a shaky structure of logs used as a footbridge by residents. In 1892 the local authority constructed a wooden bridge for use by horse-drawn vehicles. In February 1919 work began on the construction of a new concrete bridge across the creek. Due to financial difficulties the contractors were not able to deliver the bridge until 1921, and it was officially opened in July of that year. The concrete bridge with its creek-bank retaining walls, small jetty and concrete balustrades, is much valued by the local community.

Also known as

Wynnum Bridge

Geolocation

-27.437685 153.173051

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Citation —

Construction

Structure

Criterion for listing

(A) Historical; (E) Aesthetic; (H) Historical association

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

Also known as

Wynnum Bridge

Geolocation

-27.437685 153.173051

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Citation —

Construction

Structure

Criterion for listing

(A) Historical; (E) Aesthetic; (H) Historical association

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

History

Fox Street was originally formed in 1891, and named after the publican of the Wynnum Hotel, Henry George Fox. Fox had requested a road of 1 chain width be resumed from the reserve opposite his hotel, to enable access to a foot bridge over Wynnum Creek. The first vehicular bridge across the creek was constructed in 1899.

The present concrete Fox Street Bridge was commenced in February 1919 and opened on 6 July 1921. Its construction is believed to have taken a number of years, due to its size and some unexpected financial difficulties encountered by the contractors. Later additions of timber decked footpaths and timber handrails were replaced in 1996 with the aforementioned concrete footpath and steel balustrade.

An original brass plaque commemorating the opening disappeared from the bridge, but it was reproduced from a photograph, and re-instated by the Wynnum Manly and Districts Historical society in 1990.

Statement of significance

Relevant assessment criteria

This is a place of local heritage significance and meets one or more of the local heritage criteria under the Heritage planning scheme policy of the Brisbane City Plan 2014. It is significant because:




References

  1. Heritage trail – Wynnum Manly, Series No 8, 4th Edition, BCC Heritage Unit

  2. Fox Street Bridge Conservation Management Study, BCC, 2001


Citation prepared by — Brisbane City Council (page revised June 2022)

Interwar 1919-1939
Stripped Classical
Bridge
At  Fox Street, Wynnum, Queensland 4178
At  Fox Street, Wynnum, Queensland 4178
Historical, Aesthetic, Historical association