BARWON HEADS BRIDGE

AUSTRALIAN, BRIDGE / PIER
The Barwon Heads Bridge linked Melbourne to Barwon Heads, the summer playground of Melbourne’s holiday makers and weekenders through the 1900s.

Subtle iron markings from the original bridge bolts are evidence of the timber’s former life.

INSPIRATION

The Barwon Heads Bridge linked Melbourne to Barwon Heads, the summer playground of Melbourne’s holiday makers and weekenders. It was a backdrop for many TV scenes as it conjured feelings of love, simple pleasures and happy memories for many Australians.

Built in 1927, it was the longest timber stringer road bridge in Victoria until the bridge was replaced in 2010.

LOOK & FEEL

Array of subtle, soft browns that retain an effortlessly rustic look

  • Hardwood Species:
    Stringybark / Messmate , Ironbark
  • Timber Age:
    originally used 85 years ago;
    from trees 150 years old or more
  • Flooring Dimensions:
    140 to 250mm wide, 1 to 4m lengths
  • Timber Styles:
    raw umber
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