Location: Little Bondi Road, Goondiwindi
Stock Bridge Only
This bridge was constructed in 1942 as a purpose built stock bridge over the Macintyre River.
Stock routes were an integral part of the pastoral industry in Queensland from its inception. By the early 20th century an extensive network had developed across the state. In the 1930s the Queensland government embarked an on extensive program of upgrading and improving stock routes. The Stock Routes Improvement Act 1936 gave the Minister for Lands responsibility for the upkeep of stock routs and power to del- egate to local authorities.
In the 1930s the Goondiwindi Town Council and the Waggamba Shire Council began discussions about improving stock routes around the township of Goondiwindi. In 1940, the councils agreed to share the costs of a new route around the town and also a purpose built bridge across the Macintyre.1 The costs of the bridge were shared with the Booloroo Shire Council in New South Wales. The bridge was built by contractors Meehan and Millar and was completed in 1942. It was named the Salisbury bridge in honour of Lt Col A G Salisbury who had a distinguished record of service in World War I.
The East Goondiwindi Stock Bridge is significant as a rare example of a purpose built stock bridge and as evidence of Goondiwindi as major hub within the Queensland stock route network.