Crossing MELBROUNE'S historic SANDRIDGE Bridge

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SUBSCRIBE ► http://shorturl.at/etK26 - Melbourne, Australia - crossing Sandridge Bridge over Yarra River. Let's visit the historic Sandridge Bridge which is a historic former railway bridge over the Yarra River in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The 178.4-metre-long (585 ft) bridge which runs diagonally to the river's banks was redeveloped in 2006 as a new pedestrian and cycle path featuring public art. It is the third bridge on the site and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Sandridge Bridge forms a unique link with Melbourne's past and present and well worth the short walk from Flinders Street Station.
Sandridge Bridge was the first steel bridge over the Yarra River forming a link between the city and Port Melbourne, where thousands of immigrants first landed on Australian shores.
Built in 1888, at the height of Marvellous Melbourne it closed in 1987 and quickly fell into disrepair. The $18.5M redevelopment funded by the City of Melbourne and the State Government, includes the magnificent sculptures - The Travellers - a series of giant steel sculptures, depicting the waves of immigrants who journeyed to make Melbourne their home.
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