John's Story

Have you ever noticed that the Punt Road bridge over the Yarra isn't in line with the roads on either side? It's displaced to the left a bit. That's because the guy who ran the punt over the Yarra wouldn't let them build the bridge where his punt business was. Of course the day the bridge opened he went broke, but the bridge has been off course ever since.

 Photo - Richmond and Burnley Historical Society - RBHS Catalogue No: HS03034 

Photo - Richmond and Burnley Historical Society - RBHS Catalogue No: HS03034