Sunday, 2 September 2012

SANDRIDGE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

The Sandridge Bridge over the Yarra River was first built in 1853, the second bridge built 1858, and the current bridge seen here built in 1888. It is a former rail bridge for the Port Melbourne and St Kilda railway lines, first rail crossing of the Yarra, converted to pedestrian use in 2006.

A Melbourne Water barge involved in waterway conservation and maintenance is carrying a load of timber that has been collected from waterways in a clean-up operation.

This post is part of Louis' Sunday Bridges meme.


6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful old bridge, Nick! Great captures! Hope you've had a great weekend and have a wonderful week ahead!

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  2. How clever to repurpose the old bridge. Someone(s) really thought the project through.

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  3. Can't even remember when last I crossed a bridge. Wonderful pictures ! Please have a good new week ahead.

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  4. Nice way to move the brush...on a barge. Pretty clever. The views form this footbridge are beautiful. Gorgeous sky above the skyscrapers. Lovely. genie

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  5. What a nice looking bridge! Nice way to haul the debris too! Hope you have a great week!

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