The Sandridge Bridge is a historic former railway bridge over the Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia, which has been redeveloped in 2006 as a new pedestrian and cycle path featuring public art. It is the third bridge on the site and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. The bridge is 178.4 metres long is made up of five spans, and is 17 metres wide while the girders are 2.74 metres high from the top to the bottom of the flange.
In 2005 it was announced that artist Nadim Karam had been commissioned to create ten abstract sculptures in a piece titled "The Travellers", which represents the different types of immigrants who traditionally arrived by train over the bridge from Station Pier. Nine of the sculptures move across the bridge in a 15-minute sequence, moving on bogies running between the two bridge spans. 128 glass panels of the Travellers exhibit offer information about Australian indigenous peoples or the countries of immigrants to Australia, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
The Southgate Footbridge in the last photo was built in 1989 over the Yarra River in Melbourne, and provides the main pedestrian link for thousands of workers and tourists between Flinders Street Station and the Southgate business and entertainment precinct. This pedestrian bridge over the Yarra is a focal point from both sides of the river and its graceful curves are much photographed.
This post is part of Sylvia's Skywatch Friday meme,
and also the Challenge Walk in the Street meme,
and also part of Louis' Sunday Bridges meme.