I have a lot of photos of bridges in my archives. I enjoy photographing all kinds of bridges, old brick ones constructed by convicts, tall river bridges that were built to allow shipping to pass under them, lifting bridges, swinging bridges, steel bridges, timber bridges you name it. Here are a few of them.
I hadn’t looked at these two in a while, they were taken in Tauranga, New Zealand on our cruise there in 2016. It was an absolutely appalling day. Rained the whole time we were there. The first photo is the Matapihi Rail bridge, a steel truss bridge which is apparently quite historic. I didn’t know this at the time but I know a good bridge when I see one. The Tauranga Harbour Bridge is the second photo. I am really sorry we didn’t get to see more of Tauranga. We did try to explore but in the end the rain beat us and we went back to the ship early.
This is Kings Bridge at Launceston shot from below as I was on a river cruise when I took it.
The bridge at Campbelltown is commonly known as the Red Bridge due to the red bricks it was built with. It is one of the bridges on the Midland Highway that was constructed with convict labour.
I’ve taken many photos of Hobart’s Tasman Bridge. This one was taken several years ago and shows the bridge pylons. I’m quite pleased with the editing on this one. The Tasman Bridge was constructed to allow shipping to pass through. You can read a post I did some years ago about the Tasman Bridge disaster here.