Opened in 1908, it is described as a Dare timber truss type. Harvey Dare, a leading engineer for the Public Works Department, designed the structure on principles of using as little iron as possible, as it had to be imported into Australia from Britain, and using locally sourced timber.
The building of the Ballina Road Bridge to the south in 1963 bypassed Colemans Bridge. It still is an important link but sees much less traffic. It is listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register due to it's excellent condition and representaive nature of the Dare type bridges. To read more click here.
This is a Sunday Bridges post. Click here for Louis's excellent San Francisco Bay based meme.