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Murray Bridge

(4.1/5 based on 280+ reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, wildlife areas
Murray Bridge is a city in the Australian state of South Australia, located 76km east-southeast of the state's capital city, Adelaide, and 77km north of the town of Meningie. At the 2011 Census, Murray Bridge had a population of, making the city the fourth most populous city in the state, after Adelaide, Mount Gambier and Whyalla.The city was originally known as Mobilong and later as Edwards Crossing, before being renamed as Murray Bridge in 1924; deriving its name from the road and railway crossings over the Murray River. The city is situated on the Princes Highway, the main road transport link between Adelaide and Melbourne.The city services a farming area including dairy, pigs, chickens, cereal crops and vegetables (including "stay crisp lettuces").HistoryMurray Bridge is in the traditional lands of the Ngarrindjeri people, who refer to Murray Bridge as "Pomberuk". The first European explorer was Charles Sturt who camped there on 8 February 1830.The first road bridge across the lower Murray was completed at Murray Bridge in 1879. The bridge also became a shared road and rail bridge in 1886 until the separate rail bridge was completed in 1925. The bridge was designed for though in actuality, only trains ever used it.
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