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The Timber Truss Bridge Book

Edited by:
Lenore Coltheart and Amie Nicholas


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The Timber Truss Bridge Book records the history of the timber truss bridges of New South Wales.

Over 400 timber truss road bridges were built in New South Wales between 1856 and 1936. Some of the 51 standing today will need to replaced within the next 20 years, leaving less than 30 remaining into the future as rare and representative examples, a heritage of the State.

The book's 8 chapters are the work of 12 people whose expertise covers engineering, historical archaeology, economic history and the history of place. They draw together elements of engineering design, technical aspects of materials and construction and the long term performance of bridges, with a close look at history, at the people and places that are an integral part of the story of these bridges.

Their distinctive association with New South Wales gives the timber truss bridges significance for the State, while the role of each in its particular place provides an intimate association with local identity.

As this book shows, most of all these bridges stand for the value of collaboration.


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