"So much public interest has been centered in the Pyrmont bridge that but little attention has been paid to the construction of the new Glebe Island bridge, which forms the remaining link in the improvements on the direct line of communication for the large volume of traffic from the city to Balmain and the western suburbs..." 1902 'NEW GLEBE ISLAND BRIDGE.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 13 November, p. 10, viewed 21 November, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14495889

"A list of opening rail bridges compiled by the United States Coast Guard identifies 613 opening bridges in the USA, some of which were built in the late 1800s (still
operational), many with much larger opening spans and higher vertical alignments than the proposed Port River Expressway bridge...http://infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/3166/bridgeInfo.pdf(viewed 21 November 2013)

Percy Allan, the Engineer-in-charge of Bridge Design within the Department, used for the bridge a new form of timber truss he had developed, using Australian ironbark timber for its strength. The benefits of the Allan timber truss were the elimination of bending stresses in the bottom chord of the truss and increased load bearing capability, as well as ease of maintenance and reduced cost..." Christa Ludlow, 'Pyrmont bridge', Dictionary of Sydney, 2010, http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/entry/pyrmont_bridge, viewed 21 November 2013

When these iron bark trusses were replaced, the RTA stored them and they were reused in the construction of the
construction site

Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery
in 2012.


Glebe Island Bridge postcard 1915