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Pyrmont Bridge, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW by Bev Woodman
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I found the trestle style architecture underneath the old Pyrmont Bridge in Sydney quite intriguing. This magnificent old bridge has been restored to its former beauty for all to enjoy.

The Pyrmont Bridge is a swing bridge over Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia. The foundation stone was laid on 6 December 1899 by the Hon. E. W. O’Sullivan and the bridge was opened for traffic on 28 June 1902 by the Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency Sir Harry Holdsworth Rawson KGB.

The engineer was Percy Allan (1861–1930). The bridge had one of the largest swing spans in the world and it was one of the first to be powered by electricity.

Engineers Australia has recognized the bridge as a National Engineering Landmark.

The bridge was closed to vehicular traffic in the 1980s, the traffic having been diverted over new freeway structures built further south of Cockle Bay, and it was then re-opened as a pedestrian bridge as part of the re-development of Darling Harbour as a recreational pedestrian precinct. It now also carries an elevated monorail which travels between Darling Harbour and the Sydney central business district. The monorail track rests on a pivot that allows the track to remain stationary while the bridge swings underneath, so monorails can continue to cross even when the bridge is opened.

(History taken from the Wikepedia Site – thank you).

I love the challenge of capturing what I see, admire and love. To share it with you is an added bonus. Photography to me is recording history. Please explore my galleries and enjoy♥

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  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetabout 6 years ago

    Very, very interesting (his)story of that bridge and of Darling Harbor…It really is something impressive even breathtaking, when you first see it for real.
    Thanks for sharing the view Bev

  • Thank you Corinne for the lovely comment – I just love all the angles and have always had a fascination for this beautiful bridge.

    – Bev Woodman

  • Steve  Woodman
    Steve Woodmanabout 6 years ago

    Great composition Bev!

  • Thanks Steve – I loved the angles of this one.

    – Bev Woodman

  • Kazzoom
    Kazzoomabout 6 years ago

    wow I love this Bev well done

  • Thanks Kaz for the comment and the favourite. I can never pass up the opportunities under bridges and especially trying to capture the trestle configurations.

    – Bev Woodman

  • Melanie Roberts
    Melanie Robertsabout 6 years ago

    This is a terrific shot – I love the shapes and the contrast

  • Thanks Melanie for the comment – it was these shapes and contrasts that drew me to this – so pleased you liked it.

    – Bev Woodman

  • shakey
    shakeyalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot and history Bev.

  • Thanks Paul for the comment.

    – Bev Woodman

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyalmost 6 years ago

    Now that’s a side of Pyrmont that many of us haven’t seen before – well done you!!

  • Thanks Sonia – I always like to capture any trestle bridges that I come across – just a little challenge.

    – Bev Woodman

  • SueAnne
    SueAnnealmost 6 years ago

    Very interesting image, I love all the line and detal

  • Thank you SueAnne – so nice to see hear from you again.

    – Bev Woodman

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 6 years ago

    This is a stunning photo Bev for composition, lighting, focus and a “general, all-round, feel good photo”. Well done!

    Cheers,
    Graham

  • Hi Graham and thanks for this very descriptive comment, I do appreciate your feedback.

    – Bev Woodman

  • ShotsOfLove
    ShotsOfLovealmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous work Bev:- )

  • I do get fascinated by this type of shot so can never resist trying to capture the lines – thank you♥

    – Bev Woodman

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