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Whitebridge
NewcastleNew South Wales
Population 2,567 (2011 census)
 • Density 435/km2 (1,130/sq mi)
Established 1888
Postcode(s) 2290
Area 5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Kahibah
State electorate(s) Charlestown
Federal Division(s) Shortland
Suburbs around Whitebridge:
Kahibah Highfields Merewether
Charlestown Whitebridge Pacific Ocean
Gateshead Dudley Pacific Ocean

Whitebridge is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 11 kilometres (7 mi) from Newcastle's central business district on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie. It is part of the City of Lake Macquarie local government area.

History

The area was named after a white truss bridge that crosses The Belmont Rail Line which was replaced by a concrete bridge now known as Dudley Road. Br Coal mining was started at Whitebridge in 1888 at the Burwood Colliery. This mine lasted for almost a century, and was one of Australia's greatest coal producers. It closed in 1982. Whitebridge High School opened in 1963.

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