Rivets on the river (‘One Shot Wonders’)

Taemas Bridge, Wee Jasper Road, via Yass, New South Wales, Australia

Taemas Bridge, Wee Jasper Road, via Yass, New South Wales, Australia

Bridge to beyond

The moon was a sliver from full,

the bridge swelled from the darkness, gripping the empty gorge,

solid, rigid, locked in steely embrace.

The river now dwindled to tease the pylons’ toes,

dwarfed by the immense heft of steel and stone.

Silver light floated streamers from the ship

but no passengers except two stealing on board in the dead of night. 

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Water, ‘One Shot Wonders’ series

Photo taken 14 January 2014, with Fuji FinePix S2980

Taemas Bridge, Wee Jasper Road, via Yass, New South Wales, Australia

Taemas Bridge crosses the Murrumbidgee arm of Lake Burrinjuck. It was completed in 1931 and cost £60 895. It is 200 metres long with 4 trusses and constructed of steel and concrete.

For more information see:

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taemas_Bridge

Heritage and Conservation Register listing:

‘Taemas Bridge over Murrumbidgee River’, Roads and Traffic Authority NSW web page (archived)

1915 photo of the Old Taemas Bridge that was washed away, State Library of New South Wales:

http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=205147#

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4 comments on “Rivets on the river (‘One Shot Wonders’)

  1. Ooof, that’s a creepy shot. The way the light goes from bright to complete darkness makes it look like a bridge that you walk over onto the Dark Side.

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