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Sunday, 14 March 2010

Southgate Footbridge

Built in 1989 the Southgate pedestrian bridge over the Yarra River in Melbourne provides the main pedestrian link for thousands of workers and tourists between Flinders Street Station and the Southgate business and entertainment precinct.

The Curved Arch
 
Originally finished with traditional Merbau timber decking and painted with “anti slip” paints, City Wide services in 2006 removed the existing timber deck and replaced it with prefabricated “OmniTreads”. Constructed from dressed Merbau timbers OmniTread decking panels are prefabricated to include the unique OMNIGRIP Deco surfacing to provide a durable, slip resistant and aesthetically pleasing decking finish.


The footbridge from Princes Bridge
 
The bridge was designed by Melbourne architects Cocks and Carmichael. The curve of the arch is a parabola and is 45.7 metres in length.

Artwork on the bridge
 
As you walk over the bridge from Southgate, the large metal sculpture is on the lower level on the left hand side before the start of the arch.

Today's Quote: Let every man praise the bridge that carries him over - English Proverb.

7 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your photos bring back such memories of our visit to Melbourne. We walked across this bridge many times from the Langham hotel where we stayed into downtown Melbourne across the river. We also took a river trip under the bridge. And I photographed it from several different angles. We will probably show the photos some time on our www.VivalaVoyage travel photo site.

I also appreciate your Federation Square photos yesterday. We particularly enjoyed the art museum there.

brattcat said...

Your photographs leave me longing to some day visit the Yarra River!

Leif Hagen said...

Is that a bridge over troubled water?

Great photos and the large metal sculpture is super cool!

Cezar and Léia said...

This bridge is amazing, I loved that last picture with the wonderful sculpture detail.
And...I'm so envious about the beautiful sunny day there!Lucky girl!
Léia :)

Catarina said...

muy original el puente, un abrazo

diane said...

have a great holiday and looking forward to some great shots. Interesting info about the bridge.

AB said...

I love the curve of the bridge in the first photo

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.