Bridges

DaveMorton

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Somewhere, on another thread, I posted a picture of the famous Ironbridge in Shropshire. It gave me an idea for a theme, and to date I've posted 28 bridge photos on my Flickr site, with plenty of Yorkshire ones to follow, including Ribblehead Viaduct. Nowt to do with cricket, mostly, but I'll let you know when I've finished.

However, here are four Australian ones. I challenge you to identify (in each case) the city, the name of the bridge, and the order of construction.Bridges of Oz.jpg
 

Newby

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Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney. They all host cricket funnily enough.

Sydney harbour bridge 1930's oldest, Story bridge Brisbane 1940's, I'd put the Queen Elizabeth Quay bridge, Perth next and the Torrens river footbridge Adelaide as the latest addition, but it could well be the other way round.
 

DaveMorton

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I'm impressed at you getting the name of the Perth one. When I first went there - Nasser Hussain's tour - Barrack Square was just the departing point for the Freo ferry, with the Lucky Shag pub, and the Swan Bells tower a tourist attraction.

Last time, I found myself walking in the new Elizabeth Quay development, and over the bridge. The new buildings tower over the bell tower! Like you, I'm not sure which came first, but I think we were the very first to walk over the Adelaide footbridge in 2017, so that would make Perth first of the two. I just found a fantastic architect's drawing of it...

Elizabeth Quay drawing.jpg
 

DaveMorton

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I have completed my Bridges album, at least for the time being. I hadn't anticipated so many, when I started.
 

Donnylad

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Most enjoyable ... some pleasant reminders of bridges that I have crossed at different times and on different activities with different people.
 

Hawke

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Yes well done Middlesbrough and a footbridge at Addingham over the Wharfe built by the same company someone told me.
 
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