Statement of heritage value - Rogers Dam World War II Gravel Loading Platform
The Rogers Dam WWII Gravel Loading Platform, built during World War Two (WWII) and located beside the Stuart Highway 69 kilometres north of Alice Springs, is historically significant for its association with the construction of the Stuart Highway which greatly improved road transport in the Northern Territory. This newly built defence road was vital as a transport route during WWII and the defence of Northern Australia.
The bridge type gravel loading platform was used to load gravel into trucks and is considered to be rare as it is the only known intact structure of its kind that dates to the period of WWII and the development of the Stuart Highway. To this day it still displays the creative design and technical qualities of a structure made for a specific purpose and out of readily obtainable resources.
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Last updated: 04 November 2019