When I intend to build this layout, I am going to re-create the 5-span McDonald Truss road bridge that existed over the Georges River. It was constructed in approx 1894 and demolished approx 1958, to make way for the New Bridge, which they renamed the road Newbridge Road, from Terminus Street Liverpool to Henry Lawson Drive Moorebank.
Here are a sample of some of the plans of the McDonald Truss Road Bridge, that I have been able to obtain from the RTA today,
Here are some early photos of the bridge,
and the bridge overlooking Liverpool Railway Station,
In 1958, at Terminus Street, they demolished some houses for the New Bridge,
Here are some early photos of Terminus Street and Speed Street,
and started construction,
The New Bridge was opened on Saturday 15th March 1958 at 2.30 pm by the then Premier J Cahill,
The only remnant of the old bridge was the brick abutment and that lasted until early January 2012,
If you are interested in Timber Road Bridges, the RTA, now RMS (Roads and Maritime Service), have undertaken a Timber Conservation Plan, http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects/projects/maintenance/documents/timber_truss_bridges/rta_timber_bridges_cu.pdf
Now is the time to take photos before your favourite bridge disappears.