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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fairfield Pipe Bridge,

Pix taken on March 18, 2014.

The Fairfield Pipe Bridge, crossing the Yarra, is about 4 km east of Melbourne's CBD, located just south of the Fairfield Boat House.

It was built in 1878 to carry water from the Yan Yean Reservoir to Kew.

The bridge was washed away in the bad floods of 1934. A new pipe bridge was built close to the site of the original bridge. The original pylons were later demolished and no signs remain of the first pipe bridge.

My visit was a 3 km (return) hike, starting at the Wurundjeri Lookout high up on the Yarra Boulevard, then down the Main Yarra Trail, across the Bridge, to the Boathouse.

My visit included exploration of some tracks in the bushland adjacent to the river.

There were glorious views from the Lookout across Yarra Bend Park towards the City!

Click here to see all of the Photos of my visit, in Slideshow or Static format!

1 comment:

  1. Hi!
    This is the best blog I have ever read on Melbourne. Being a keen bird-watcher and nature lover the details you have given here are the most valuable information I m always looking for. I have bookmarked your blog, would go through them leisurely, and would start to explore these places in the coming week-ends. Thanks a lot for sharing!