Sunday, March 20, 2011

Australia's Bridges: Iron Cove Bridge in New South Wales (1)

March 2011 (-33.859 deg., 151.162 deg.) Iron Cove Bridge (1)

The Iron Cove Bridge is on Route 40 between the ANZAC Bridge (to the south) and the Gladesville Bridge (to the north). Planning for the bridge began soon after WWII but the bridge wasn't completed until 1955. It's a series of short through truss spans on ornate, two column bents. 

A few years ago (despite opposition from local residents) the government built a parallel structure (to increase traffic capacity) that didn't match the architecture of it's neighbor. Perhaps that's why only the older structure is shown on most websites.
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Australia's Bridges: Iron Cove Bridge in North South Wales (1) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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