Personal tributes

Each worker lost during the construction of the West Gate Bridge was a loved husband, father, brother or mate. All who lost someone in the tragedy will remember them in their own special way.
Plaque commemorating the Westgate Bridge tragedy 40 years on

The West Gate Bridge Memorial Committee encourages anyone with a personal memory or reflection of one of our fallen comrades to share their memories here.

If you would like to share your memories of a bridge worker, please contact us. We are happy to consider any submissions for publication on this site.

Paddy Donnelly’s tribute to his mate Joe Owens – the last man killed during the bridge construction in December 1972.