ELIZABETH Welch’s dream of honoring the famous Spirit of Progress train will come true tomorrow.
The NSW Roads and Traffic Authority will erect signs on the Hume Freeway’s bridge over the Murray River bearing the name.
Miss Welch won a competition to choose the bridge name in March.
She was among more than 300 people to nominate names in a competition sponsored by the RTA and The Border Mail.
Prime Minister John Howard announced the name when he opened the freeway on March 4.
Miss Welch’s late father, Bill, was a long-time fireman and later driver of the Spirit of Progress on the Albury-Melbourne run.
The all-steel streamlined train was inaugurated 70 years ago.
Names are yet to be chosen for three freeway footbridges that run between Borella Road and East Street.