Thursday, March 8, 2012

See you in 2017.....!!

This view of the Horseshoe Bridge, built in 1903 to accommodate traffic crossing over the Fremantle to Perth railway line is looking straight down Roe St. in Northbridge. Named because of it's shape, it was designed to take up minimal space in an already crowded urban environment. At the end of 2009 the bridge, which is on the heritage list, was closed for a five million dollar restoration and conversion to two-way traffic, reopening in June  2010. You can clearly see the division between the CBD and Northbridge (clubs, restaurants etc.), this will change with work starting soon on a new town square (check it out, it will be fabulous) starting with the sinking of the rail line. The new area is scheduled to be completed by 2017, so I think you should mark that date in your calendars and schedule a trip to Perth for the grand opening, what do you think.....?
                                               

34 comments:

  1. Sounds like a splendid idea to me! Terrific captures as always! Great looking bridge! Can just imagine what it will look like then! Wonderful post and terrific captures as always, Grace! Hope you have a great day!

    Sylvia

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  2. Sounds like an excellent idea....I'm headed your way.

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  3. Boas fotografias, gostei dos contrastes e dos enquadramentos, bonitas estruturas!

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  4. I like the idea too - I think I will need a seat that becomes a bed so I will start saving now!

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  5. A wise way for the state to spend its gazillions of mining royalty dollars. Are people finding anything objectional about the concept rather than the detail?

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  6. Seems like a wise way for the state to spend some of its millions of mining royalty dollars. While I am sure some of the detail is being criticised, are people liking the concept?

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  7. I just new that would happen. Please delete the first one and this one too.

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  8. great shot...what a neat thing to do under the bridge...uses what normally is a lot of wasted space!

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  9. Love that first photo! I would love to be there for the opening...alas, probably not! I will just count on you to post photos for me!

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  10. Edwardian Splendor!


    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

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  11. I thought that sounded like a major project -- and then I saw the price tag via the link. $500 million?! Wow. Things must be going well in Perth!

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  12. That is some project to take so long. Sounds like a plan I would love to see Perth.

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  13. That's what you call forward planning .... Join you for coffee at Northbridge in 2017

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  14. Impressive bridge as is the $500 milion price tag for a new town square :-).

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  15. Count me in, Grace! I'll be there with bells on :-)

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  16. on se donne donc rendez vous sur ton blog en 2017 ;)

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  17. I'd like to schedule a travel to Australia, with or without the bridge! :o)

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  18. Yes, I agree with Olivier. You'll be there at the opening and do a photo-reportage for us!

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  19. P.S.: I just love that architecture!

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  20. 8 Marzo..Quanta strada è stata fatta in questi ultimi decenni nella direzione della emancipazione e liberazione della donna, ma ne rimane ancora tanta da fare, che 8 marzo sia festa della donna tutto l'anno!!...ciao

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  21. Interesting project, I will wait and see.

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  22. 5 years is a long time, but just maybe we and my wife will come, kids are all in high school and college then at 2017.

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  23. I may not be around in 2017, but I'll put it on the calendar anyway!

    'Tis is a beautiful bridge and has been restored nicely!

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  24. An excellent example of urban architecture, I like tje place and hope they will improve it.

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  25. Lovely bridge and great plans afoot too- and I think you may be seeing a few of us in 2017 Grace ;-)

    Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  26. Okay, I'll come there if you come here and help NYC get its new tourist quota filled .. the goal? a mere 55 million

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  27. Great captures Grace. Northbridge is already changing heaps. It will be fantastic when all these works are completed.

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  28. I'll book my trip now! :-)

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  29. OK then, we'll wait. Just remind us a couple of days before.

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  30. je repasse en 2017, pour voir la fin des travaux

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  31. Great shots......

    Thanks for the visits, I am quite busy at the moment and behind on my reading......

    Have a great day ♥

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  32. What impresses me most, is the ability of a city to scedule ahead for such a long time. Great where alike is possible.

    Please have a good Friday.

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  33. definitely missed a lot of your posts lately. ^0^
    love your previous posts, thanks for showing the quirky, creative and innovative sides of each designer,
    they're all worth taking a look.

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