Tumut River Carries Away Wooden Bridge

7 June 1952 Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW) 

Sydney, Fri. Swollen by rain and snow falls, in the Alps), the surging Tumut River tonight) carried away a bridge and poured through low lying homes near Tumut. 

The river washed away a timber bridge across the Monaro highway at Yellowin, 10 miles upstream from Tumut. 

Two other bridges are threatened. 

The river has broken its banks - and is running through homes in low lying Blowering (population 70), near Tumut. 

All roads from Tumut are blocked, but there are no reports of stock losses.