Monday, April 19, 2010

Remnants of the old Victoria Bridge

This gate of the previous Victoria Bridge stands beside the current Victoria Bridge at South Bank and was opened in 1969 to replace a previous steel bridge that was not strong enough to carry more than one tram at a time.

Below is the previous Victoria Bridge which I believe was already the third bridge. The second bridge was made of wood and opened in 1865 but only lasted for two years before it collapsed with marine wood worm.
This steel bridge was put in service in 1897
(Photo from Wikipedia)

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