Bridges in Western Australia

The history of bridges in Western Australia began with the first recorded construction of a timber bridge in 1835, a few years after the establishment of the colony. Hardwood timber from the forests in the south west of the state has played a major role in bridge construction and was used exclusively until the first steel bridges were built at the beginning of this century. This edition of "western roads" deals with the transition from the timber bridges of that time up to the present day steel and concrete structures. A further edition dealing with the story of those 19th century bridges will be published in 1979 at the time of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the state.

  • Authors:
    • Wheeler, J E
  • Publication Date: 1978-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2-12
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01440124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:50PM