Georges’ post had a link to something from the heritage council about the Garret Road Bridge, the text mentions in a couple of places the older rail bridge a little upstream.
I guess the point I’m making is that if you are keen on old timber bridges Garret Road is one of the most significant apparently given its length and age. But no rail if that is all that you want. Built around fifty years after the old rail bridge, but still there. When it was duplicated it was done in a similar style.
Canning Bridge was overseen by the same person, E.W Godfrey of the PWD, a couple of years later than Garret Road. Also duplicated and expanded in a similar style, although earlier than Garret Road. I would suggest Canning Bridge is a little more elegant. The cars passing over and even the cyclists that sprint through underneath are missing out on an amazing tranquil space with a huge forest of piles. And the bridge lends its name to the station on the new(ish) Mandurah line.
Not quite the same as the older Ascot rail bridge, but there are still some timber bridges out there, even in the suburbs.