Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Abc Wednesdays - H for Hindmarsh Island Bridge

Hindmarsh Island is an island across the River Murray from Goolwa. This bridge was opened in 2001 after a decade of controversy. The bridge replaced a cable ferry, thus providing easier access to the island. There had been widespread opposition to the builing of the bridge from Indigenous Australian leaders, environmental groups and some local residents.

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R1 said...

That looks nice! Change always goes with pros and cons... my birthplace was an island too and a lot objected to the construction of a 0.8km bridge. After years of getting use to it and feeling the many benefits from it... people changed their mind. Have a good day!


Anonymous said...

Yep thats the winds of change, for better or for worse, thats to be seen

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

Gigi Ann said...

It looks like an awesome bridge. I'm sure the locals were afraid of change, as well as the cost involved to build the bridge.

Roger Owen Green said...

I've always been fascinated by those folks who place the foundations so that bridges can be built.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team