Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Commonwealth Bridge



This is Commonwealth Bridge, which forms part of the axis from the city centre to Parliament House (you can see the huge flagpole of Parliament House in the distance).

There was originally a ford across the Molonglo River, replaced by timber bridges from 1916 onwards. The current bridge (the fourth) was built to cross Lake Burley Griffin, even before the lake was filled, and opened to traffic in 1963.

This photo was taken a while ago, and on a much nicer day. It's been cold and windy again - a foretaste of the winter to come, I think!

2 comments:

Steffe said...

And your winter is probably something I could call summer. Nice composition here.

karen said...

I'm sure you're right, having just had a look at your profile! I think we're just feeling the cold because the temperature has dropped more than ten degrees in a few days. Still a while to go before we get to below zero though, and by then we'll be rugged up and ready for it :)