Prout's Bridge

Contentious bridge constructed across the Cooks River at Canterbury to enable easy access to Sydney markets. The imposition of a toll however was to divide the community.

Milestone
Opened
1841
Name
Alternate
Prouts Bridge
Commemorates
Type

The Prout's Bridge Incident

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2013

Canterbury residents' delight at the new bridge constructed across the Cooks River to shorten their journey to markets in Sydney quickly turned to anger and complaint as Cornelius Prout set about imposing a toll