Thursday, May 19, 2011

Australia's Bridges: The Go Between Bridge across the Brisbane River in Queensland (2)

March 2011 (-27.470 deg., 153.013 deg.) The Go Between Bridge

The river piers on the Go Between Bridge have dolphins with cutwaters, maybe because the river was cresting while the bridge was being constructed. I read that the dam operator upstream was negligent in not releasing more water before the river could overtop the dam. Considering the pride that people have for their river, I find it hard to imagine they weren't doing everything thing they could to prevent such a damaging flood.

This concrete bridge, like most of the other bridges across the Brisbane River is painted a creamy white. The City of Brisbane must have a big budget to maintain their river crossings, which is an obvious source of pride to the residents. I also see lights at the piers that are used to illuminate the underside of the bridge at night.

With this photo we'll be saying goodbye to Australia. Tomorrow we're going to return briefly to Algeria to look at some dramatic photos of bridges my friend Allaoua gave me from his hometown of Constantine.
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