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Gerard Kuyer Bridge

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Name Gerard Kuyer Bridge
Type Designation Bridge
Place Id 24739
Place Type Feature
Status Registered
Date Registered 10 May 2016
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -23° 42' S (Decimal degrees -23.703059444)
Longitude: 133° 53' E (Decimal degrees 133.883936111)
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Locality / Suburb  
  Alice Springs
Local Government Area  
  Alice Springs Town Council
History/Origin Gerard (Gerry) Kuyer (1927-2011) was born in Amsterdam and came to Australia in 1951. His first job was in Victoria where he ended up moving around the state doing various jobs. He met his wife, Elaine and they had two daughters, Pauline and Jean. Between 1954 and 1964 he was working as a carpenter on the Latrobe Valley Water and Sewerage Board. In 1965, he won a position with the Alice Springs Department of Works as a civil works supervisor. He was provided with a house two months later and his family joined him. His primary job was constructing subdivisions, bridges and road works. His legacy are the bridges built over the Finke, Palmer and Todd Rivers and Colyer and Charles Creek; the water supply from the Mereenie pumping station to the town tanks; the Airport infrastructure; the power station and three cattle yards in the Alice Springs area. In 1974, Mr Kuyer retired and moved to the Sunshine Coast and then Bundaberg where he died.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
10/05/2016 Date added to the Register
08/06/2016 NTG G23
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