machines are just a glimpse of what was used to fell the mighty trees
fashion them into marvels like the Tressle Bridge.
is a steam engine in the true sense of the word, not a steam
locomotive. It would have been a portable power source that
could have been dragged around the local district to power all sorts of
tools, but ripping local logs to size with huge rotating saws
immediately springs to mind.
is a simple design but very rugged and no problems with the tyres on
wheels going flat or punctured!! It must have been hard work
on any sort of soft ground.
a Bridge!! A marvel to see . A reminder of a
that did not last, though it has survived a lot longer than
sections of freeway in Melbourne. It would have been amazing
see a fully steamed up locomotive heading across this bridge.
Keep an eye out for the signs just before your get
Nowa from Lakes Entrance. The made roadway in the foreground
the cycle path between Bairnsdale and Nowa Nowa.
is the real alternative way to see the bridge, cycle to it.