Murray Bridge is the last major town en counted heading north to Adelaide. There is lots of history in Murray Bridge and a stopover at a minimum is essential to get the best out of this Murray River town. The first attribute that gets you is the vast Murray River crossing and the fact that this was the first in Australia.
The first European explorer was Charles Sturt who camped there on 8 February 1830.
The city was originally known as Mobilong, then Edwards Crossing before finally becoming Murray Bridge in 1924.
The first road bridge across the lower Murray was completed at Murray Bridge in 1879. The bridge also became a shared road and rail bridge in 1886 until the separate rail bridge was completed in 1925. The bridge was designed for 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) though in actuality, only 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) trains ever used it.
Assuming a river excursion and a pioneer museum and local museum visits a two night stopover may have to be considered.