Main Avenues

Glass slide showing two plans, two longitudinal sections and a cross section of the main avenues, now known as Commonwealth Avenue and Kings Avenue.
Title:
Main Avenues
NFSA ID:
1585353
Year:
1916
Category:
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This slide shows two plans, two longitudinal sections and a cross-section of the main avenues, now known as Commonwealth Avenue and Kings Avenue, including the points where they cross over the lake.

Confusingly, on this slide both roads are referred to as ‘Avenue Kurrajong’, presumably because they intersect at Kurrajong Hill.

Originally Walter Burley Griffin had envisaged there being seven bridges, as well as an Eastern Lake Causeway and a road on top of Yarralumla Dam, crossing the lake.