Sunday, October 19, 2014

45th Worldwide Sketchrawl - Indooroopilly, and Walter Taylor Bridge.

We met up with Brisbane Greeters Tina and Susan, who were taking us on our tour of Walter Taylor Bridge.

Sketching whilst walking over the Jack Pesch Bridge 
The bridge is named in honour of Jack Pesch, a cycling champion during the 1930s. He subsequently ran a bicycle shop in Petrie Terrace Brisbane until the mid-1990s, selling and servicing his own 'Rocket' cycles and cycle parts.
The bridge crosses the Indooroopilly Reach of the River, linking Chelmer and Indooroopilly. It is immediately adjacent to the Albert and Walter Taylor Bridges. It was opened on 2 October 1998 by the Queensland Minister for Transport.

The Walter Taylor Bridge
The Walter Taylor Bridge is a heritage-listed suspension bridge crossing the Brisbane River between Indooroopilly and Chelmer in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is shared by motor traffic and pedestrians and is the only habitable bridge in the Southern Hemisphere..
The bridge was conceived, designed, built and funded by local visionary Walter Taylor,   Construction started in 1930, and it opened 14 February 1936.  Walter Taylor (1872 - 1955) was an Australian visionary and builder of many Brisbane landmarks.

 The Walter Taylor Bridge was included in a study of historic bridges by the Australian Heritage Commission in 1985 and entered on to the Register of the National Estate in 1988. The residences in the Bridge are unique to bridges in Australia.

Roma Street is a heritage-listed major railway station in the CBD of Brisbane, Australia. It was Brisbane's first railway station, opening in 1875

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