Sunday, 23 March 2014

QUEEN'S BRIDGE, CITY

The Queens Bridge is a historic road bridge over the Yarra River in the Melbourne CBD. 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 Sunday Bridges meme,
and also part of the Scenic Weekends meme.



5 comments:

  1. It looks more modern than many 19th century constructions. :-)
    In any case, it is a welcome contribution to Sunday Bridges.

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  2. Nice! I also like all the different colors, sizes, and shapes of the buildings lining the river.

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  3. Time to get the jackets out Nick.

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  4. Looks like a lovely place to walk...even I could master it!!!

    My bridge is in Mumbai where I recently spent six months, far from my San Francisco home.

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  5. I live in Melbourne and work in the city, but never use Queen's Bridge. Why might that be - lack of publicity about the bridge? unusual location?

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