About the Author
- Bob Padula
- Mont Albert (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
- Ths author is a Chartered Professional Engineer, providing specialized consultancy services in International Broadcasting Engineering. He is graduate of the Royal Melbourne Instiutute of Technology.and holds the rank of Member, Institution of Engineers Australia . he is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to Shortwave Radio, and was employed by the PMG's Dept/ATC/Telecom Australia from 1956 until 1997...
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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