Sunday, 25 August 2013

VIEWS OF QUEENS BRIDGE

The Queens Bridge is a historic road bridge over the Yarra River in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The bridge was built in 1889 and has five wrought iron plate girder spans, and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.The bridge was built by contractor David Munro, and replaced a timber footbridge built in 1860.

The bridge is a very flat arch, and has five spans constructed of wrought iron plate girders. The bridge rests on iron cylinders filled with concrete, in groups of eight, with arched bracing between. It connects Market Street and William Street on the north bank to Queensbridge Street to the south. Trams on route 55 also cross the bridge.

This post is part of the Scenic Weekends meme,
and also part of the Sunday Bridges meme.





4 comments:

  1. Interesting contrast between this sturdy Victorian-age bridge with the modern skyscrapers behind (which of course are sturdy, too, in order to reach to the sky as they do...) «Louis» appreciates your including the construction details and he thanks you for this contribution to Sunday Bridges...

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  2. Mr.Munro wouldn't recognize the place :-)
    Such clear and informative pictures.

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  3. You are making Melbourne sparkle in these shots Nick.

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