Friday, March 7, 2014

Sinking train lines & bridging gaps.....!


 
Up until recently the main crossing from Northbridge into the CBD, forever separated by railway lines, has been the Horseshoe Bridge built in 1904. The view above was taken from the corner of Roe and William St. looking over the bridge into the city, the shot below from the Perth Cultural Centre another crossover point.....


In the shot below the temporary bus station on Roe St. is already operational and creates another access point to the city from Northbridge.. if you pull the last shot in closer you can see where it sits to the right and back on Roe St.


..and below the catalyst for the Perth City Link project, the sinking of the Fremantle rail line between William and Lake St. thus joining the CBD and Northbridge together for the first time in over 100 years! If you click on the link there's a fantastic artists impression of the finished project and for rail enthusiasts like Andrew in Melbourne there are links to follow that will detail how this was achieved. That's the Perth Arena in the background, another brilliant success.. as for Elizabeth Quay eh! that remains to be seen, still not happy about it :) Happy Friday, take care.....




23 comments:

  1. Lots of work going on!! Such a great city, Grace!! And I do love your blue, blue skies! Wonderful captures as always! Hope you're ready for a great weekend!! Enjoy!!

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  2. Splendid streetscape shots, Grace!

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  3. Impressive shots and project!


    Aloha

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  4. An impressive project and an interesting reportage...

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  5. Look at all those red circles on the road! You Perthites (Perthians? Perthans?) sure are not afraid of color and boldness!

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  6. Great photos Grace! BTW what are you painting?

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  7. What are all the red circles for, Grace?

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  8. These are the kinds of projects that amaze me. Just the thought of building something on such a large scale is beyond my comprehension. Thankfully, there are very talented engineers who think this all out and come up with a feasible plan. I love all your cityscape shots today.

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  9. That is a very ambitious project Grace, makes me think of our underground works in Amsterdam!

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  10. More big changes to become accustomed to on our infrequent visits to the big smoke - all in the name of progress, we hope! Great pics once again Grace, thank you! Joy x

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  11. Quite interesting. It's been a while since I visited Perth. Looks like changes are happening at a cracking pace.

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  12. I remember looking at this in detail a year or so ago, and I have forgotten most of what I learnt, so thanks for the link. It looks very pedestrian friendly.

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  13. That's the kind of project that recently earned Perth so much praise in the New York Times. Bravo.

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  14. Perth city is looking better and more modern every time I go downtown. Thanks for your comments Grace on the passing of my lovely cat. xx

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  15. Those red circles on the road would sure keep the drivers alert Grace.

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  16. Oh, by golly, Grace! Bet we´ll have the same feeling when we come back like last time!
    Are we in Perth???? Where do we go????
    It changes so quickly!
    Love all the red!

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  17. It strikes me that modern steel-and-glass architecture only looks at its best at night or in clear,bright sunshine, of which Perth gets more than its fair share. It just doesn't work in fog and drizzle.

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  18. De nuevo por tu casa, disfrutando de las cosas que nos dejas.
    Saludos.

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  19. I like that photo with all the red and blue.

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  20. Very modern image of the city! Arianna

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  21. It is great to see those City shots. All looking clean and tidy in spite of all that building work. That bottom shot just seems to go on forever...like it!

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