Thursday, March 31, 2011

Australia's Bridges: Fig Tree Bridge in New South Wales

March 2011 (-33.830 deg., 151.146 deg.) Fig Tree Bridge

Sydney's Seven Bridges Walk includes the Harbour Bridge, the Pyrmont Bridge, the ANZAC Bridge, the Iron Cove Bridge, the Gladesville Bridge, the Tarban Creek Bridge, and the Fig Tree Bridge, which carries Burns Bay Road over the Lane Cove River. 

The Fig Tree Bridge was built in 1963 and replaced a 19th century movable bridge with the same name. The new bridge has a seven span steel girder superstructure and reinforced concrete two column bents (with extra wide bent caps for an expressway that was never built). Despite only carrying a road, this bridge often provides a faster way in and out of Sydney than going the other way around over the Harbour Bridge.

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Australia's Bridges: Fig Tree Bridge in New South Wales by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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