Holbrook's original name will be revived through the town's most prominent bridge being rebadged

Name change: Holbrook's Ten Milk Creek span will become the Germanton Bridge after approval for the switch by Greater Hume Shire.
Name change: Holbrook's Ten Milk Creek span will become the Germanton Bridge after approval for the switch by Greater Hume Shire.

MORE than 100 years after fears of the Hun and British empire loyalty saw Germanton banished from maps the name will reappear.

Greater Hume Shire has this week approved Holbrook’s Ten Milk Creek crossing being named the Germanton Bridge.

Woolpack Inn Museum committee member Laurel Willis drove the change, saying it would recognise the town’s German heritage.

“I think it’s a positive thing for the community, connecting back to the past is a really good thing to do,” Mrs Willis said.

Shire general manager Steve Pinnuck said a timeframe for the name change was yet to be determined.

It will depend on Albury Street, which includes the bridge, being officially transferred to the shire from Roads and Maritime Services’ administration.