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

It’s not mine

Cee’s Black& White Photo Challenge: Store Front Signs

A while ago I was trying to do some research on my family history on my fathers side of the family. I did find a bit about my Great Grandfather. He was a Butcher. The following photo has no relation to anything to do with my family.

Sit down here a while

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Benches

Pull up a seat
take a load off your feet
Sit for a while
let’s have a smile
We need to chat
about this and that
Sit here, sit there
there are benches everywhere
Here’s a few
but not one pew
some of wood, some of stone
when we sit we’re never alone.