Saturday, 26 September 2015

Gladesville Bridge

 When we were looking for a new home, we visited some lovely places with gorgeous views.
One contender had these magnificent views of Gladesville Bridge.
I could just imagine myself sitting on the verandah with a G&T enjoying these sunsets on a daily basis!
Gladesville Bridge spans the Parramatta River.
There has been a bridge spanning this section of water since 1881.
The old swing bridge was replaced in 1964 with this modern concrete arch. At that time it was the longest single span concrete arch in the world.
It wasn't meant to be.
It is now a lovely sliding door memory.

This post is part of Saturday Snapshot

8 comments:

  1. Its a pity it didnt work out. I have been by that area and the views are amazing. Perhaps one day.

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  2. What a view that would have been. Probably would have been too hot in summer though with that westward aspect.... I didn't know the Gladesville Bridge was that old!

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  3. Lovely bridge, beautiful sunset! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I think that arched bridge design is very attractive. You see it a lot in New York City and it seems so practical and is attractive. Thanks for the photo and the history!

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  5. What a lovely setting. I can imagine myself there too, ending every day with that sunset view. Too bad it didn't work out for you.
    My Saturday Snapshot post is HERE.

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  6. Ah, that would have been a wonderful place to sit and gaze, while drinking....but how great to have the "sliding door" memories. Thanks for sharing, and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  7. Oh man, I'd love to live in a place with a view like that!

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  8. These are such gorgeous views! very well taken!

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