A Daily Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Oyster Channel Bridge

Oyster Channel Bridge is a graceful 1930's concrete structure that is reminiscent of a Japanese Bridge. It is the last bridge you cross before entering the township of Yamba. A few years ago it was widened, but it is hard to tell as the engineers were very sympathetic to its historic integrity.  
Click on this link to view a 1930's picture of the bridge in the NSW State Library archives.



10 comments:

  1. I like it's gentle arch. Are those pelicans out in the water?

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  2. I bet it was a bit of a challenge to keep to the integrity of the 1930's style. But how fortunate that they succeeded.

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  3. It's a very nice looking bridge and the birds in the foreground add to it's charm.

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  4. Very elegant looking bridge. They just never imagined, back in the '30s, how much traffic would increase.

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  6. I deleted last comment because I made a mistake.

    I wonder if there are lots of oysters with the fishing birds there. I love the place with seafood I can collect.

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  7. Yes ann it is a great spot to fish and lots of oysters on rocks

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  8. Love Yamba just the way it is. Hope they keep it from overdevelopment. Some of the fibro cottages there need to be kept from the wreckers. from Julia NewcastleCDP NSW. Can't get the comments box to work properly

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  9. Looks like a pelican conference out in the middle of the lake - lovely photo Mark - the water is so... blue!

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  10. After looking at the vintage photograph I can see that the engineers did a fine job. It does have that Japanese touch which is so nice. Love the pelicans in the pretty water. Nice shot. Genie

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