|My First Daily Deviation|
A punt operated between Cobram and Barooga, from 1889 to 1902, and was the only means of crossing the river at the time.
The extension of the railway in 1888 signalled the decline of the river trade, but the Paddlesteamers were still part of the passenger services in the early days.
Growers on the northern side of the river had to face a Customs House on the Victorian bank, when transporting produce to Victoria. This lasted until Federation in 1901.
This first bridge was opened in 1902. The lift up span was designed to allow Paddlesteamers to pass through. This span was last opened in 1974. The rail way station closed in 1993.
A new bridge was built in 2006, and stands next to the old bridge.