The Battles of World War One

General Sir John Monash was a civil engineer and Australian military commander during World War 1.  Monash used his engineering expertise to help plan battles. There is a fine example of this at Fyansford where Monash used the then (1920) new Monier technique to build the bridge with three graceful arches over the Moorabool River. Although the Hamilton highway is now on an adjacent and bigger bridge, Monash’s structure is still open to pedestrians and the Australian Society of Engineers has placed an explanatory notice board on the North side of the bridge.

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