Tell anyone you could single-handedly build a bridge across the River Murray in three months and they’d say you were dreaming.
Admittedly Scott Fitzgerald’s bridge is only a fraction of the size of the 90-year-old, real-life version, but the feat remains no less impressive.
“If you go to people at exhibitions, they usually start to quote you years,” the Melbourne model railway enthusiast said.
“I took a bit of a challenge on myself to accomplish this in about six months.
“I managed to build it completely from the ground up in about three.
“It can be an inspiration to people who say ‘I can’t do that, can’t build a bridge bigger than such-and-such’; well, you can.”
He used MDF, oak and modified store-bought kits to build the model, hoping it would catch a few eyes.
“If (people) recognise the location, it means you’ve done a good job,” he said.
“That’s a good reward.”
The model has featured in a hobby magazine, and the Murray Bridge council has expressed interest in bringing it to the city someday.