DEMOLITION OF OLD BRIDGE HOTEL AT PONTVILLE
WORK BEGUN – Acquired by the Government for £270, this ancient hostelry, on the northern side of Pontville Bridge, on the Hobart-Launceston main road, known as the Bridge Hotel, over a century old, and delicensed since 1917, is being razed to enable a clearer view being obtained at the dangerous bend there, and thereby better safeguard the travelling public. The successful tenderer for its demolition is Mr. George Males, of Hobart, and three workmen, under the supervision of Mr. S. Linton, commenced operations last week. The passing of this historic old landmark fills many a wayfarer with indefinable sentiments. W. J. Rowlands, photo.
– The Hobart Mercury Wednesday 31 October 1934