Friday, September 30, 2011

Bascule bridge.....

I took the bottom photo in 2007 and you see here that the boats can come around the seawall and straight into the harbour. Shortly after this shot was taken in 2007/8 design and construction of a boardwalk began, to join up the North side of the Marina where the boat ramps are located to the South side where the permanent pens plus restaurants, cafes, shops and much more are situated.  The Bascule Bridge (Bascule bridge) or the 'drawbridge' as I like to call it.. much more romantic..castle's moats etc... was incorporated to allow the yachts that are berthed in the inner harbour to pass through. It has been a highly successful development linking the two sides of the marina into a hugely popular venue for both locals (moi!!) and tourists alike.....!

24 comments:

  1. Interesting explanation. It doesn't look like the space spanned by the bridge is very wide, so that probably limits the size of boat that can use this passageway. Where do you keep your boat?

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  2. This is very nice and interesting Grace.

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  3. It's a very interesting design for the bridge. I think your description of 'drawbridge' fits perfectly.

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  4. I agree with Sharon on the design. Nice shots!

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  5. The top photo looks like a postcard. I think that my yacht will fit through - hah!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  6. Superbe pont! et intéressant à voir fonctionner.

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  7. Nice place...
    Regards,

    Pierre
    http://pierre-boyer.blogspot.com/

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  8. Perfect shot of this fabulous place!

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  9. Gorgeous colours in these photos. Spring has sprung.

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  10. Great work!
    have a nice day
    ciao
    Matteo

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  11. I love that simple elegant bridge!


    Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral


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  12. Harbors are such ineteresting places! and the sea is so beautyful here!

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  13. Funny I was there yesterday, I wonder if we walked past each other??????

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  14. What a simple, elegant solution.

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  15. Wonder how many people have been trapped on the other side when the bridge was up??!!

    Have a great weekend!

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  16. An old model built with new technology!

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  17. lovely images Grace!
    would love to spend a day there!!

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  18. Very simple drawbridge. It looks picture perfect there.

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  19. How very interesting. Great shots!

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  20. Le pont a bascule... They did the same here, in the old port, to link the 'continent' to a floating shopping center/cinema/IMAX complex. As int is right in the middle of the marina, they did a revolving bridge, in 2 pieces.

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  21. Very nice bridge. The first picture is well done.
    I wish you enjoy your w.e.
    Ciao fom Italy

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  22. A really innovative idea! The concept reminds me of the bridge at the Marina Port Vell in Barcelona :-)

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  23. Beautiful sky and the water is a gorgeous colour in the first and third photo.

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  24. It is a wonderful little drawbridge, but it almost looks too small for yachts...maybe it's just the perspective...

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