Sunday, June 27, 2010

Morning at Southgate pedestrian bridge


Built in 1989 the Southgate pedestrian bridge over the Yarra River in Melbourne provides the main pedestrian link for thousands of workers and tourists between Flinders Street Station and the Southgate business and entertainment precinct.

Originally finished with traditional Merbau timber decking and more recently painted on 2 previous occasions with “anti slip” paints the maintenance of this this high profile location had in respect excessive wear, reduced safety and poor visual aesthetics become a concern for the Melbourne City Council.

In late 2006 City Wide services on behalf of MCC specified the removal of the existing timber deck and adopted to replace the existing deck with prefabricated “OmniTreads” to provide a long term solution to both the long term safety and aesthetics of the finished timber deck

Constructed from dressed Merbau timbers OmniTread decking panels are prefabricated to include the unique OMNIGRIP Deco surfacing to provide a durable, slip resistant and aesthetically pleasing decking finish.

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21 comments:

Kaori said...

Love the glare of the sun! Great Sunday Bridge shot :-)

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» is delighted you've joined Sunday Bridges. He put your post up on Linky so his readers will see the thumbnail of your post and can come visit.

Peter said...

Yep also love the sunray effect, like the detail on the deck, I am replacing my deck at the moment and considering merbau.

Luna Miranda said...

this looks like a scene from a futuristic movie.:p

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Interesting post. Does this bridge "bounce" due to the foot traffic? Always a weird feeling.

cieldequimper said...

Oh absolutely superb!

Mo said...

Great image

joo said...

This photo is a masterpiece!

Tracy said...

Very nice photo. The angle and composition are great. It looks like a nice place to walk across, and safe now, too.

EG Wow said...

The angle you chose to take this photo from is brilliant! The light coming under the arch is mesmerizing!

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing lights in this picture, this bridge is wonderful!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Elisa said...

Hi,
Super nice shot. I share with all of you the Sundayn Bridges. Thanks Louis!
Best regards from Argentine
Elisa

Elisa said...

Hi,
I love your shot. I share with all of you the Sundayn Bridges. Thanks Louis!
Best regards from Argentine
Elisa

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

amazing bridge and that rays are awesome...love it!

Boom Nisanart said...

Thank you to all of you : )

Oakland Daily Photo ,
this bridge don't bounce at all, pretty solid walk : )

Ebie said...

Love the monochrome effect of your shot! Great composition!

J Bar said...

Great shot.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

That is way too cool!

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Halcyon said...

A beautiful bridge and a great angle on it. The lighting is also really nice.

kostas said...

Beautiful Melbourne,the third largest Greek city!

sandhiya said...

Wow! This is a fantastic idea!
Thank you my dear, keep an eye out for the rest of it :)
Merbau Decking Timber

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