Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Bridges


Bridges over untroubled waters

I seem to have quite  lot of photographs of bridges in my archives. I like them, old ones, new ones, wood, stone or steel they come in so many different shapes and sizes. Here are a few.

I could do a whole series just on the Tasman Bridge. This is the one that connects Hobart’s eastern and western shores. Seen here from Rosny Hill Lookout on the eastern side of the Derwent.

The Tasman Bridge from Rosny Hill Lookout
The Tasman Bridge from Rosny Hill Lookout

This next one is the Sandridge Bridge which spans the Yarra in Melbourne. I remember it as a rail bridge when I first visited Melbourne in the 1970s. Now it is no longer needed for that purpose it has been converted to a footbridge and has these interesting sculptures all the way along it.

Sandridge Bridge, Melbourne
Sandridge Bridge, Melbourne

Here is another re-purposed bridge. The Pyrmont Bridge across Cockle Bay in Sydney was closed to vehicular traffic in 1981 and later reopened as a pedestrian bridge. It is a good way to get from the CBD to Darling Harbour and for several years carried the monorail as well. The monorail was closed in 2013 and has now been dismantled. The swing bridge is opened on a regular basis for maintenance purposes and we were fortunate to see it being opened when we visited in 2012.

 

Pyrmont Bridge, Darling Harbour Sydney 2012
Pyrmont Bridge, Darling Harbour Sydney 2012

There is nothing particular about this bridge except for its location. It crosses the Murray River between the towns of Albury NSW and Wodonga Victoria. The river is the state border line.

A bridge across the Murray river at Albury Wodonga
A bridge across the Murray river at Albury Wodonga

Last but by no means least one of our beautiful old convict built bridges. This one is at Campbelltown in the mid north of Tasmania and is usually known as “The Red Bridge” because of the colour of the bricks.

The Red Bridge, convict built bridge, Campbelltown Tasmania
The Red Bridge, convict built bridge, Campbelltown Tasmania

 

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

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