Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bridges


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.

Matapihi rail bridge Tauranga New Zealand
Tauranga Harbour Bridge Tauranga New Zealand

This is Kings Bridge at Launceston shot from below as I was on a river cruise when I took it.

Kings Bridge, Launceston Tasmania

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.

Red Bridge Campbelltown, Tasmania

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.

Tasman Bridge pylons Hobart 2015


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. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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