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.
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.
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.
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.
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.