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Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Yarra at Hawthorn

Pix of May 28, 2014.

This was a 3 km (return) hike along the east side of the Yarra, between the Victoria and Hawthorn Bridges.

The Hawthorn Rowing Club is located next to the Hawthorn Bridge.

Hawthorn Bridge crosses the Yarra River 5 km east of Melbourne connecting Bridge Road and Burwood Road.

It is a substantial riveted, wrought-iron, lattice-truss bridge with bluestone abutments and piers, designed by Francis Bell and is the oldest extant bridge over the Yarra River and is one of the oldest metal bridges in Australia.

This crossing was one of the earliest Yarra River crossing points and a major communication route in early Melbourne. The present bridge was constructed in 1861 during the early wave of major new infrastructure funded by the gold rushes.

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