The Tasman Bridge is the only connection between the city centre of Hobart and the suburbs on the eastern shore of the Derwent river, the airport and the north-east coast of Tasmania.
In the 1950's with the development of the Eastern shore it was decided to build a larger bridge than the existing one. The old Hobart Bridge faced increasing difficulty in managing the larger volumes of traffic. Construction on the new bridge started in 1960. It was completed and opened to traffic four years later.
However on 5 January 1975 the Tasman Bridge was struck by a large ship, causing two pylons and three sections of concrete decking to collapse. After the collision ferry’s took over and a temporary bridge was constructed improving connections for the commuters and others. Reconstruction of the bridge commenced late 1975 and reopened on 8 October 1977. (contains parts from wikipedia.org)
This photo I took from a point close to Macquarie point in the Hobart harbour area. The historic ferry you see is made of wood and operating cruises in the harbour and on the Derwent river.
Critiques | Translate
ElAprendiz (30) 2007-01-25 10:23
I see that you have given much importance him to the wide one of the bridge. It is an interesting photo from the point of view fits and composition. A photo of this style is left well any space of our house.
alvaraalto (6499) 2007-01-27 19:04
Dit is natuurlijk niet een typische brug over het Spaarne, maar Tasman heeft natuurlijk wel weer wat met Nederland te maken. Uitstekend langgerekt formaat voor deze foto.
Wanda1 (15128) 2007-01-29 22:52
I like this shot and it is quite eye catching. The colours are nice and saturated and I like your composition and the panoramic format that you have used emphasises the length of the bridge.
- Copyright: Harko Pilot (TravelerNL) (3011)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-24
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Sony Alfa DSLR A100, SONY 3/5-5.6/18-70
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Australia - October 2006
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-24 12:06