Terrors Creek 1901 (ca)

Terrors Creek 1901 (ca)

Work began on the construction of a much-needed bridge over Terrors Creek about August 1900.  The present-day James Kinkead Berry Bridge is the third bridge in this location.

The Brisbane Courier of 27th November 1900 reported “…The action of the farmers at the Upper North Pine in assisting the Pine Divisional Board to erect a bridge over Terror’s Creek deserves to be highly commended.  The bridge was badly wanted, and recognising the fact that the board have plenty to do with their money, the settlers promptly came forward with assistance, some with money and others with their teams and labour.  The bridge is now finished, and will be much appreciated by travellers, as the creek crossing was a bad one, especially in flood time…”  How is that for community spirit?

In this photo the road to the right of the bridge going down to the creek crossing can be clearly seen.  This road was brought into use again during the construction of the second and third bridges.