Sunday, 13 March 2011

Gladesville Bridge

Gladesville Bridge carries Victoria Road over the Parramatta River, between the suburbs of Drummoyne and Huntleys Point. Gladesville Bridge is a four-box pre-stressed concrete arch with a span of 305 metres. When it opened in 1964 it was the longest reinforced concrete arch span in the world. This bridge replaced an old two lane swing span iron bridge that had been built in 1881, which itself had replaced a ferry service that ran across the river. The new bridge was originally designed with six lanes but was expanded to eight lanes in the 1970s. This view is from the Gladesville Bridge Marina, located beside Five Dock Point at Drummoyne.
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16 comments:

  1. This is a breathatking scene, wonderfully framed. Good work.

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  2. A marvelous waterfront photo! And you hit two birds with one stone: Scenic Sunday AND Sunday Bridges!

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  3. Great shot. It makes us anxious for the warm weather coming our way.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  4. That little dock with the gangplank going to it is interesting. Some of those boats are gorgeous too!

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  5. Nice bridge leading ones eye to the blue sky! Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the weekend.

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  6. I like the elegance of the span on this bridge and you've found a great angle to capture it.

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  7. What a beautiful landscape your city owns !

    Please have a good Sunday.

    daily athens

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  8. It didn't take long for it to need expanding!

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  9. Beautiful shot. Takes me back, we lived on the water there at one time and DH was in a shipwright partnership at the marina for a while.

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  10. lovely view, it's a nicely designed bridge and a nicely composed photo!

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  11. a great-looking bridge...love the composition.

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  12. the wide arch frames the marina nicely.

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  13. Today, a truck dropped bales of hay on our Auckland Harbor bridge. Traffic was at a standstill. I was late for work.

    They must build another bridge, so I might get the sack.

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