Bridges

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History

Perhaps the greatest impetus to bridge design in Victoria came with the unpredictable floods, which washed away many early timber bridges.[1]


The history of metal road bridges is also the history of settlement in Victoria.[2]


'‘In the Gold Rush period of the 1850s over 100 permanent bridges were built by the Central Roads Board, many in stone. These classical bridges survive in comparatively large numbers such as those at Axedale, Djerriwarrh, Avenel, Yendon, etc.'’[3]

See Also

Ballarat

Gordon Bridge, Gong Gong


Clunes

Government Bridge, Clunes

Grunderman's Bridge

Jorgenson's Bridge, Clunes

McLennan Bridge

Coxtown (later Timor)

Butcher's Bridge

Creswick

Creswick Creek Railway Bridge


Daylesford


Garibaldi

Garibaldi Bridge


Hepburn

Breakneck Bridge


Inverleigh

Bells Bridge


Lawrence

Wheeler's Bridge


Smeaton

Smeaton Bridge

References

  1. Gary Vines, Ken McInnes and George Deutsch, ‘Historic Metal Road Bridges in Victoria,’ Australian Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2004, page 77.
  2. Gary Vines, Ken McInnes and George Deutsch, ‘Historic Metal Road Bridges in Victoria,’ Australian Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2004, page 75.
  3. Gary Vines, Ken McInnes and George Deutsch, ‘Historic Metal Road Bridges in Victoria,’ Australian Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2004, pages 75—76.

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