Monday, April 25, 2011

Australia's Bridges: Footbridge over State Route 40 in Darling Harbour, Sydney (3)

March 2011 (-33.871 deg., 151.203 deg.) Footbridge in Darling Harbour

Footbridges (such as this futuristic fantasy) are needed when an expressway sits next to a promenade. Actually this bridge is more Rococo than Modern with flourishes that include a round mirror embedded in the parabolic brace and a glass diamond atop the roof on the far side. The message is more about jewelry (or submarines) than about architecture or bridges. 

You can barely see the diagonal pier supporting the bridge because of all the shrubbery, which may have been its purpose. The parabolic brace houses an escalator to carry people across the expressway.
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Australia's Bridges: Footbridge over State Route 40 in Darling Harbour, Sydney (3) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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