The bridge significantly improved the route for gold miners seeking their fortune. The bridge name actually came from an older miner, Jack (John) Clark, who came up with name, 'The Edith Cavell Bridge', in recognition of the well known British nurse, who was executed in 1915 by German soldiers for assisting the 200 Allied soldiers escape into Netherlands from Belgium. Although this suggestion was not popular with the council, he took the initiative and painted 'Edith Cavell Bridge' on the bridge and the name eventually stuck.
Queenstown-Edith Cavell Bridge, Shotover River
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