Sunday, 25 September 2011

Parramatta, Gasworks Bridge

The Gasworks Bridge carries Macarthur Street over the Parramatta River in the western suburb of Parramatta. This iron lattice bridge on sandstone pylons was completed in 1885 and acquired the name due to the proximity of the gasworks that once occupied the block southeast of the bridge. The south side of the bridge was the site of Howell's wind and watermill, built in 1828 and used until 1868.

19 comments:

  1. Classic name and great looking bridge Jim. Enjoy your Sunday

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  2. Such a beautiful spot Jim. Enjoyed visiting here in May this year. Great capture.

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  3. That two historical references pique my interest, Jim. I reckon there is a book on windmills in early Sydney. Of course, requiring mountains of work!

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  4. The windmill wasn't used for very long. I like the name Parramatta - it seems fun to say!

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  5. I like the wonky bridge reflection in the water.

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  6. «Louis» appreciates the historical trivia - as well as your participation in Sunday Bridges.

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  7. Beautiful reflections in this picture Jim and interesting history.

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  8. Nice click, the way the reflection of bridge is falling on water is beautiful.

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  9. Simply beautifully captured shot...lovely!

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  10. Great photo! I look forward to more Sydney and suburbs photos.

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  11. Really delicious photo. I love the light.

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  12. Nice bridge and I love the river. Great photo.

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