[Editor: A report on the completion of the Lansdowne Bridge, due to be opened on 26 January 1836, being the 48th anniversary of the founding of the colony of New South Wales. Published in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 21 January 1836.]
The Lansdowne Bridge.
This handsome and substantial structure, for the erection of which New South Wales is indebted to Sir Richard Bourke, we are happy to inform our readers is now completed, and will be opened in due form by his Excellency on the 26th instant, a most appropriate day, it being the 48th Anniversary of the foundation of the Colony. This bridge measures 190 feet in length, and 30 feet in breadth. It consists of one arch of 110 feet span; and the height from low water mark is 30 feet. The first stone it will be in the recollection of many of our readers, was laid on the 1st Jan. 1834. The bridge was designed by Mr. David Lennox, Superintendent of Bridges, and under his direction erected by convict labour, at an expense, we understand, of little more than £1000.
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (Sydney, NSW), Thursday 21 January 1836, page 2