|Over and under: VLine passenger train heading to Marshall under the new|
bridge as traffic passes overhead
Not too long ago, I watched a sizable semi-trailer make a creditable three point turn in the limited space immediately before the old bridge, rather than try to shoe-horn his trailer under the structure (perhaps he didn't notice the large sign detailing the height clearance of 3.7m before he turned off the highway).
|Sign on rail bridge crossing the old Breakwater Bridge|
|Under the new bridge looking west towards the Barwon|
|View towards the Barwon across the railway line to Marshall|
As can be seen from the above photos, I wandered up the access track which runs beside the railway line towards Barwon Terrace and looked at the bridge from underneath. It is a little more functional here - lacking the paintwork of the sections spanning the river - and the graffiti artists have already made their mark.
Despite being open to traffic, the whole area under the bridge on both sides is still very much a construction zone. The clean up is now underway, redirecting of the approach to Barwon Heads Road continues and landscaping presumably needs to be completed.
|Adding the finishing touches to the paintwork|
|Looking across the old motorcross course|
|On the west bank|
|From the east side of the river|
|Looking across the chimneys of South Geelong to Simmonds Stadium -|
home of the Cats
|View to the north west|