Sunday, 22 December 2013

THREE BRIDGES ON THE YARRA

Three bridges on the Yarra River in Melbourne’s CBD:
  1. The Sandridge Bridge (Disused Railway bridge). From 1888, crossing from Melbourne to Southbank. First bridge built 1853, second bridge built 1858, current bridge built 1888. Former rail bridge for the Port Melbourne and St Kilda railway lines, first rail crossing of the Yarra, converted to pedestrian use in 2006;
  2. Southgate Bridge Pedestrian – From 1992, crossing from Melbourne to Southbank. Notice the giant mistletoe sprig for special Christmas kisses!
  3. Princes Bridge (Major Road/Tram bridge) – From 1888, crossing from Melbourne to Southbank. First bridge built 1844, second bridge built 1850, current bridge built 1888.

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






8 comments:

  1. I've just realised how dull and grey the weather has been the past two days here in Melbourne, by looking at my photos. All this after brilliant sunshine and a top of 40˚C three days ago!

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  2. So nice to see these three bridges, from far, even in a such "a grey atmosphere"... beautiful pics & panoramas! Have a pleasant day!

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  3. Great post, Nick, grey weather or not! The bright red wrapping and balloons on that one bridge are a nice foil to the grey.
    The overhead shot of the trio of bridges is great! «Louis» thanks you for contributing this to Sunday Bridges.

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  4. Lovely shots! We've had lots of dull grey weather here too.

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  5. A very Merry Christmas to you Nick. We will bump into you on one of those bridges one day.

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  6. Interesting photoseries. I like the bridge with a ribbon.

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  7. What a fascinating pedestrian bridge! I enjoyed the view of the three bridges from above. It's interesting that their styles are so different.

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  8. Great shots, never mind the weather

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