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A rare example of the Dare timber truss road bridge. Built in 1911 over Sportsman Creek. It has 2 particularly long  timber truss spans, each of  31.9 metres (105ft). There are 2 timber approach spans at one end and 1 at the other giving the bridge an overall length of 91.7 metres ( 301ft). The central bridge pier is a twin cylinder cast iron pier. American, Harvey Dare a leading engineer and designer was a prominent figure in early 20th. century N.S.W.  Historically significant  for N.S.W. people as a demonstration and gradual acceptance of American design ideas and exhibits technical design excellence, also listed on the Register of the National Estate.

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