Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Australia's Bridges: Railway Square Underbridge at Sydney's Central Station (2)

March 2011 (-33.882 deg., 151.206 deg.) Railway Square Underbridge

A closer look at the Railway Square Underbridge. We are now looking to the southwest and so we can see Central Station (and some new construction) in the background. You can also see that traffic goes on the left side of the street in Australia (also in Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, etc.).

The bridge has three main spans for cars and two tiny spans for foot traffic. It's hard to imagine when the bridge was first built and carriages rode under the arches. The vaulted soffits under the bridge look like true arches rather than the haunched slabs on the Eddy Avenue Underbridge. The one on the far left is covered with stone but the others look to be concrete. The bridge looks like it was recently restored so perhaps the stones on the soffit were removed (or they're being replaced?).
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