Sandridge Bridge - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama of Melbourne CBD and Yarra River taken from Sandridge Bridge, a disused railway bridge, that has been converted into a foot bridge over the Yarra River in the middle of Melbourne. This is a spectacular place for a view of the Southbank, as seen in the picture. The arch of the Yarra Footbridge can also be seen further along the river.
Sandridge Bridge - FURTHER INFORMATION
Sandridge Bridge - Melbourne visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Sandridge Bridge' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Victoria.
Sandridge Bridge is one of two pedestrianised bridges that crosses the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne. The bridge spans the river between the Yarra Footbridge and Queens Bridge, linking Flinders on the north bank with Queens Square on the Southbank. The bridge is adorned with various sculptures and lined on one side with glass panels containing information about the various nations from which immigrants and settlers in Melbourne arrived by train.
Sandridge Bridge is a disused railway bridge. The name comes from the line that used to run over the bridge from Flinders Station to Sandridge (now Port Melbourne). Today this service is provided by the 109 tram. The current bridge (the 3rd on the site) opened to steam trains in 1888, and remained in service 1987. It was refurbished in 2005, opening 3 days before the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne as a pedestrian and cycle crossing in the heart of Melbourne.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Train: Southern Cross Station, Finders Street Station
Tram: 48, 70, 75, Circle Line