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Pound Bend Tunnel Wash Out

Plaque reads:

'Wash Out!  in July 1870, a large party assembled at the other end of this tunnel to watch the Yarra take its new course. It must have been a spectacular sight!

Overall, the project cost the Evelyn Tunnel Gold Mining Company [pound]2,100 ($4,200) to construct. The dam (later washed away) consisted of piles supported with back  stakes driven in at an angle of 45 [degrees], and 11,000 sand bags for added strength. After twelve months the company was liquidated as the expenses were too high and returns poor.'

Submitted by: @IanThorp

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