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Author
Fraser, D. J.
Title
Moveable Span Bridges in New South Wales Prior to 1915
In
Transactions of The Institution of Engineers, Australia: Multi-Disciplinary Engineering
Imprint
vol. GE9, no. 2, 1985, pp. 71-81
ISBN/ISSN
0724-0444
Subject
History of Applied Sciences Engineering
Description

Paper: 1168

Abstract

The paper traces the development of moveable span bridges in New South Wales during the late colonial period, against the background of the concurrent political, social and economic factors. Moveable span bridges were built across the north coast rivers, the Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee rivers, and Sydney's waterways. The latter survived longest, but the former were progressively replaced once the railways diverted from the rivers. The bridges that remain are reminders of a significant period of bridge engineering in the Colony, and are part of our engineering heritage.

Source
Carlson 1985