July 05, 2020

History on the Hume: Snapshots of tarmac past


It's been a fascinating few weeks retracing portions of the old Hume Highway as well as the even older Great Southern Route.


Thanks to research done by NSW's Roads and Maritime Service (RMS), it's easy to locate and even investigate sections of the old road and see how they fit into today's modern, four-lane dual carriageway.

Here are some snapshots gathered along the way that may form part of later stories. I will add more as I acquire them. My photos: (RE). Others as noted.

If you have any comments or any stories to share, I welcome them in the comments. Or you can email me.

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This section of bypassed Hume Highway can be carefully explored halfway between Bookham and Jugiong. (RE)


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The old railway siding at Coolac with the old highway in the background. (RE)


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View to the south from the lookout at Gundagai showing the old road bridge to the left. (RE)


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Fondly known as 'Little Harbour Bridge" the Hilas Creek Bridge was the last narrow bridge to be bypassed, in 1986. (RE)


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The main street of Holbrook NSW, bypassed in 2013, the last town to be bypassed (RE)


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A very obviously abandoned section of concrete bed highway near Tallong, NSW (RE)

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Section of the Old Razorback Road (which predates the Hume Highway) near Picton (Ed Krause)


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The main street of Goulburn (NSW) c.1958 was the Hume Highway until bypassed in 1992. (Fred Rassmussen)


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Roadworks on the 'new' Razorback Road (Old Hume Highway) in 1934 (RE)

MORE: History on the Hume series
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