Sunday, 14 July 2013

SPENCER ST BRIDGE

The Spencer Street Bridge is a road and tram bridge over the Yarra River in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It connects Spencer Street on the north bank with Clarendon Street on the south.

During construction engineers knew deep foundations would be required to find bedrock, but at 20 metres below sea level they struck a red gum stump that took three weeks work to remove. It was dated at about 8,000 years old and appears to have lived for well over 400 years.

The cantilever girder type, with steel girder suspended span bridge was completed in 1930, with an adjacent glass and steel covered footbridge built alongside in 1998, as part of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The glass of the footbridge catches the morning sunlight and acts as prism, throwing iridescent reflections in the river.

This post is part of the Sunday Bridges meme,
and also part of the Weekend Reflections meme.





4 comments:

  1. Great looking bridge. I love the color reflections on the water.

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  2. I do like the way you have caught the reflections in the water Nick. You have done Spencer Street Bridge proud.

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  3. How beautiful those rainbow reflections are!

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