End of an Era ~ East Innisfail 'Jubilee' Bridge

Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

Innisfail, Australia

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+ End of an era. Early May 2010, the 87 year old East Innisfail ‘Jubilee’ bridge was officially declared structurally unsafe and no longer would be used as a passageway for motor vehicle traffic by the local Council Major, after being delivered an independent engineer’s report.
+ Hence the inspiration to document the bridge and environment, before commencement of construction for a new bridge to be built alongside and changes to the urban landscape.

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    Photographing occurred after I had stayed up all night working in my studio on an oil painting on canvas (unintentionally as an artist sometimes does). Though ‘tired’ and pre-dawn, it occurred to me it was an opportune time to take advantage of the early ‘rain free’ morning and pre-CBD business time, when free of heavy traffic and people, to finally go photograph the bridge before the change to come.

    Construction for the new bridge commenced in July, 2010 with the estimate of one year to complete.

    Camera: Pentax K10D
    Lens: smcPentax-DA 18-55F3.5-5.6 AL
    Shutter Speed: 1/60sec
    Focal length: 45 mm
    Ap: F8.0
    Sensitivity 200
    Date/Time: 26/05/2010 6:58:18pm
    Photo – natural state.

Here is
1. a link to see a roadside view of the ‘uneven’ bridge.

2. a link to the Innisfail Art Decco website which shows images of the bridge’s history, the new design and construction phase updates.

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