Woolwich Ferry Wharf Pontoon

Price AU $20,000 Negotiable



Price
AU $20,000 Negotiable
Details
Woolwich Ferry Wharf Pontoon: Own some history!

The pontoon is a comprised of a steel hull with 1 longitudinal and 3 transverse bulkheads, and a concrete slab laid over the deck. The Pontoon dimensions are approximately 24m x 8.5m x 2.2m.
Please note: The listing is for the pontoon, shelter structure and deck furniture only and does not include the piles, gangway or signage.

This is a grand opportunity to acquire a floating wharf / pontoon for very little money. Towage to your location is available, and the owner is willing to offer piling or anchoring services to install at your location.. The pontoon is in very good condition for its age and interested parties are welcome to inspect.

History of Wharf
The first wharf on the Valentia Street site was constructed in c1856 as part of a ferry service established by Hunters Hill residents. The wharf, in part, was established to allow for the transport of carts and drays across the river to markets at regular times..

In July 1856 a meeting of the local residence agreed to the building of a road from Ryde to Onions Point which could then connect with a steamer to Sydney, as well as encouraging the development of Onions Point. By 1861 a wharf was in place at Valentia Street, at the time called the Government Road in reference to the government installed electric telegraph line that terminated at Woolwich Wharf.

A subdivision plan from c1925 for the Monte Cristo estate at Onions Point shows the extended wharf with a waiting room on the eastern side and a rubble wall fronted reclaimed area and wharf extension. During the 1950s a bus turning circle was created at the wharf. The old wharf was demolished in 1993 and replaced by this structure, being a floating ferry wharf with waiting room, accessed from the shore via a suspended walkway. The stone steps and sea wall from the earlier wharf remain on the site.

Transport, Relocation & Installation

The owner of the wharf/pontoon is a marine contractor with in-house towage and marine construction capabilities. They are are happy to offer competitive rates for transport, and/or installation of piles, mooring blocks, gangway's etc as required for establishment at the new location.

Disclaimer: Item being sold on an `As is Where is` basis.
Region
New South Wales
Location
Rozelle NSW
Usage
Leisure
Year
1993
Length
78' 9" - 24.00m
Beam
8.5
Hull Material
Steel
Deck Material
Concrete over steel

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