Keilor Historical Society Inc.1990
Highlights which exemplify the features of Keilor Region.

Trestle Bridge, 1927

Photo left: The Trestle Bridge.
This railway bridge was constructed during the 1920s and was previously known as the 'Big Bridge' or 'Quartermile'.

It stands higher above the water than does the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The foundations sit 60 feet (18 metres) deep, on the shale bedrock, and support the structure which contains over 1,600 tonnes of steel and 12,000 tonnes of concrete.

It was originally constructed to take goods trains only from Albion to Broadmeadows, but was used for troop trains during World War Two and became part of the standard gauge Melbourne-Sydney line in the 1960s.