Thursday, May 22, 2008

Road Tunnel Old Grafton Road

This photograph by Gordon Smith, Inside, looking out, shows the view towards Grafton down the old Glen Innes Grafton Road from inside the road tunnel.

It may seem hard to believe that this was the main road to Grafton for more than one hundred years.

Down this road crawled heavy drays and bullock waggons laden with wool for shipment from the busy port at Grafton. Is it any wonder that fights for better transport should form such a constant theme in New England's history?

Gordon noted that the road was built by convicts in the 1800’s, while the tunnel was cut by a contractor in the 1860s.

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