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.