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Batemans Bay
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Opening the bridge

Opening the bridge
One of the last operational lifting bridges in Australia, the Batemans Bay bridge recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. It opens daily for the upstream trip of the local tourist boat (which I was on for this shot). Needless to say, this creates substantial traffic jams on the main road, especially in the holiday season! Best viewed large on black. HFF, everyone.

** Additional note, as this type of bridge seems unfamiliar to most. The central portion of the bridge is balanced by the two large (concrete) counterweights, which descend as the bridge span rises. There are traffic lights to stop the road traffic (which can be seen on the side spans).

Gillian Everett, Lorenzo Kjell Salmonson, ColRam, Annemarie and 24 other people have particularly liked this photo

29 comments - The latest ones
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
HFF to you...and have a nice weekend!
4 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Long may it reign !!!
4 years ago.
Looks great, George.
I've never seen similar before.
4 years ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Tacheles
Thanks, Norbert, see my additional note.
4 years ago.
elvigiadelosamanecer… club
Hermosa toma.
4 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
HFF, George ! Wish you a nice weekend !
4 years ago.
Proxar club
!!! HFF
4 years ago.
Gudrun club
I didn't know there is such a bridge in Australia- a very interesting construction! HFF, George!
4 years ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Gudrun club
Thanks, Gudrun, see my additional note.
4 years ago.
 Hans Guenter
Hans Guenter club
What an interesting construction. I have never seen something similar before. Great shot.
4 years ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Hans Guenter club
Thanks, Hans, see my additional note.
4 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Fabulous capture!

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4 years ago.
LotharW club
HFF - it works...
4 years ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
Nice one, George. Excellent composition.
4 years ago.
beverley club
HFF George ....

F1 this weekend ... H is in pole so far ... ;-)
can he do it ...? ;-)
4 years ago.
A super photo and all-round presentation, George.

4 years ago.
Berny club
very interesting lifting bridge!
4 years ago.
 Cheryl Beal
Cheryl Beal club
HFF to you and fab weekend!
4 years ago.
 Scott Holcomb
Scott Holcomb club
"Open Sesame" the skipper said!! HFF
4 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautifully composed.
Have a nice weekend.
4 years ago.
RHH club
We still have some of these around the country. There was one not far from where I grew up and it's still there and still causes traffic jams. Great photo.
4 years ago.
RHH club
4 years ago.
RHH club
Seen in: Silver Surfers
4 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Very nice, I love it.
Have a great weekend ☺
4 years ago.
cammino club
4 years ago.
Xata club
Nice, Tiabunna, HFF
4 years ago.
LutzP club
Interesting piece of engineering, George. Belated HFF and have a nice one.
4 years ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Interesting procedure! Belated HFF!
4 years ago.
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
An unusual type of bridge beautifully captured here.
4 years ago.

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