A new bridge is built in Pooncarie, Australia. It puts the local car ferry out of business.
Unissued / Unused material -
Title reads: "New Bridge: Big Day At Pooncarie". Australian voiceovered newsreel material.
Pooncarie, New South Wales, Australia.
LS Australian roadhouse at Pooncarie. CU Road sign "Bush Nurse". LS Wooden house with "Police" sign outside. LS Deserted petrol station. LS Small punt like car ferry which takes cars across the Darling River. MS Les Rogers on board, he has been driving the ferry for the past eight and a half years. VS The last car going aboard. VS Les Rogers with the aid of a small motor takes the ferry on its last trip across the river, the car drives off. LS The ferry boat. VS Ceremony at which Transport Minister Mr Hills cuts tape to open a new bridge. MS Sign "Darling River" pan to show new bridge which has been constructed to take the steady flow of traffic. VS Les Rogers and his large family on board their out of service ferry boat sadly taking a look at the new road bridge.
(Comb.F.G.) Old record suggests that material dates from around 22/10/1963.