Lines and Angles: Grafton Bridge

I am re-blogging this post for Debbie’s One Word Sunday Bridge https://travelwithintent.com/2020/08/16/bridge-forth-rail-bridge/

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Lines and Angles I would like to show you the bridge in my town. The rail line is straight but the bridge has a number of bends, giving the local name of the Bendy Bridge. It was built in 1932 and the design is unique to Australia as it has a it has a railway line on the lower deck and the road is the upper deck. It used to open until the water main was built onto the structure and shipping stopped going up river, now the bridge no longer opens. There is another bridge being built along side the old bridge as in the mornings and afternoons there is quite a build up of traffic crossing the river. Large vehicles and buses have a hard time negotiating the bends and traffic coming in the opposite direction usually stop to allow the larger vehicles get around the bends.

A bit of the steel structure
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Some of the steel used came from Scotland
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The little office where the operator operated the controls to open the bridge.
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One of the bends of the bridge
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The walkway with the rail line on the left. There is another walkway on the other side. The crane on the right is where the new bridge is being built.
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The cranes used in the building of the new bridge
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Black-&-White-Banner

Rails

The Friday Friendly Photo Challenge: Rails
Grafton Bridge170929_bandw_grafton bridge05

Inspired by Amanda’s rails190314_blog_challenge_which_way_toowoomba_japanese_garden_bridge

Japanese Gardens Toowoomba
Train tracks180623_which way_railway tracks_lismore
Chrome rails191016_blog_challenge_square_lines_stair_rails_ccchrome
More train tracks190321_blog_challenge_which_way_railway_track_rappville
Fence rails near my place180911_blog challenge_fences_timber rails
The rails on the stairs at the apartment in Parisblog_winding_paris stairs_170323

The Bridge

The Word/Photo Challenge: The Bridge

“If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he’s dead, then maybe he was a great man.” – James Dean
Some bridges
may be
small
illuminating
the way170418_bandw challenge_venice bridge
Eventually
you will cross
many bridges
taking you
here and there171116_blog challenge_bridges_bridges of florence
The end
may seem
forever away
a distant
glow of forever170816_bandw challenge_structure_grafton bridge
Turbulence
will strike
tossing you
about
maybe a cleansinglilydale bridge_floodwater
Bend over
backwards
to please
to strain
to strive190909_blog_challenge_bridges_sculpture2_sydney
Eventually
peace will
come
your being
at peace171116_blog challenge_bridges_seoul

Leading lines

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #80: Leading Lines
Down the hallway180426_blog challenge_lines_hallway

To the windows
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Follow the bicyclist
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Down the road180414_blog challenge_which way_flowers rddown

Up and down the road
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On the train to nowhere191024_blog_challenge_square_line_railway_tracks (4)
Over the bridge170816_bandw challenge_structure_grafton bridge

Over the pond

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Japanese Gardens Toowoomba

Up the stairs181020_blog challenge_b&w_step_stairs_bologna
Down the stairswhich way_stairs and lights
Leading you along the beachblog_beach-art_stick-man

A Bridge, They said

The word prompt from Kate at Aroused for Friday Fun: Bridges

The bridge
They said
was easy.
The bridge
crossed water.
No
They said.
The bridge
traversed
the land.
No
They said.
It is easy
They said.
Lay down
on your back
They said.
Now up
hands and feet
stay there
They said.
Push up
your stomach
They said.
It is easy
look
a bridge
They said.
Collapsing down
body aching
No
I said.

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It’s in the frame

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #60: Framing the Shot

I think I got carried away with this photo challenge but couldn’t find the photo I really wanted. In a random order.  No words but if you want to know about a particular shot, or shots, drop me a line.

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180614_blog challenge_columns_vertical lines_collonade_bologna

 

wallaby_front verandah_crop_named_ jan 2011

 

buff rumped thornbill_named_binna burra_march 2018

 

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sunset03_grafton_june 2014

 

full moon_6

 

smoking_ceremony_aboriginal_indigeous_players_named_redfern_sydney_march 2019

 

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180414_blog challenge_which way_flowers rddown

 

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Vienna