Kimball Thurlow's Queensland Railways Pictures.
Lockyer Creek Bridge west of Brisbane
The earliest railway bridge on this site.
The photo below shows the original steel plate girder bridge, noted as being taken in 1867 after construction. This bridge survived the horrific flooding of 1893. Note the typical mix of timber trestle, and steel to span the gap. Australian eucalyptus hardwood timber was particularly useful for bridge building. The large tree in the foreground is one such, known as a Eucalyptus fibrosa, or colloqially broad leaved ironbark. This photo is owned by Queensland Railways
Construction photos of the new bridge in 1910.
Model of the Lockyer Creek bridge.