Hunter's engineering history in the frame as historic truss bridges in the spotlight

Simon McCarthy
Updated February 11 2024 - 11:58am, first published February 10 2024 - 1:28pm
New signage has been installed at the Cooreei Bridge.
New signage has been installed at the Cooreei Bridge.

A piece of Australian engineering history has connected parts of the Hunter region for more than a century, and yet it is so understated that many drive past it every day.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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