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2011: Capital Bridges - Tom Derick Bridge, Adelaide

Price: $ 105.00
MPN: Box 4

The third crossing of Adelaide’s Port River is a single-leaf bascule bridge and was opened in August 2008.  Commonly referred to as the 'Diver' Derrick Bridge, this single-leaf bascule bridge spans over the Port River in Port Adelaide.  It was opened for traffic on 3 August 2008.  The bridge was the subject of a successful community campaign, spearheaded by the local RSL and the Portside Messenger newspaper, to name it after Port Adelaide’s World War II hero, Tom 'Diver' Derrick VC, DCM instead of the State Government's unpopular choice of the 'Power Bridge'.

This legal tender One Dollar Coin, minted in 99.9% pure silver, has been specifically created by the Royal Australian Mint for the Brisbane ANDA Show.  Only 2,000 (maximum) minted.