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Images of Tuggeranong

By Girt_Hindrance - 27 December 2012 36

goldfish

Went on a little jaunt in South Canberra today, always so much to see.

bridge

bridge

bridge

decay

goldfish

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Images of Tuggeranong
miz 9:18 am 28 Dec 12

I don’t think median strips and roadsides are safe or appropriate for all these sculptures. Those spaces are meant to be safety buffers.
Every time I pass, I wonder how long it will be before someone accidentally crashes into one of these lumps of metal during a car accident. It would not be pretty, and I imagine they could sue the govt big time.

KB1971 8:22 am 28 Dec 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I imagine its powdercoat rather than paint. Clearly not been cleaned properly before coating.

Yes, I imagine the steel is galvanized and would have needed etch priming prior to colour. This is definitely a case of poor preparation.

Duffbowl 7:44 am 28 Dec 12

The bridge began peeling before it was completed. Be interested to know if it was accepted without a remediation clause.

TheDancingDjinn 11:20 pm 27 Dec 12

Battlecat said :

I like the butterflys that are apparently moths.

What? – I thought they were fish? – blame Pixar for that one i guess

2604 11:04 pm 27 Dec 12

Methinks the “bogong” tag should be “bogan”?

Unless of course there were some bloody big moths responsible for that graffiti.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:30 pm 27 Dec 12

I imagine its powdercoat rather than paint. Clearly not been cleaned properly before coating.

wildturkeycanoe 9:08 pm 27 Dec 12

Personally, I think the bridge looks very apealling!

poetix 8:49 pm 27 Dec 12

birder said :

That public art (?) is just atrocious. It looks like a radioactive ant that is ready to start marauding neighborhoods. I cringe every time I see it. Who in the world was responsible for purchasing it? Can we give feedback on these types of things? I’m not against public art, but it should actually be art….

Please, share your definition of art…

I think this is a vibrant, whimsical object that rejects easy classification. As such, It was always going to have a hard time. What’s wrong with your idea of enormous (if somewhat fluttery) orange ants attacking Tuggeranong? I see it as more as a fairy sky pile-up fallen to earth, and not as ant-like, but there you go; it is deliberately ambiguous.

I also don’t mind graffiti, but this is just the work of a bogan scrawling on the bogong.

Battlecat 7:22 pm 27 Dec 12

Graffiti happens unfortunately, I’m surprised it took this long. I like the butterflys that are apparently moths, and I like the new bridge. Better than half doing it and having to do it again in a couple of years. But the paint peeling is very bad, it’s only been there for a couple of months. Surely a free re-do.

screaming banshee 6:48 pm 27 Dec 12

Did the bridge tender specifically call for weatherproof paint?

birder 5:20 pm 27 Dec 12

That public art (?) is just atrocious. It looks like a radioactive ant that is ready to start marauding neighborhoods. I cringe every time I see it. Who in the world was responsible for purchasing it? Can we give feedback on these types of things? I’m not against public art, but it should actually be art….

shirty_bear 4:38 pm 27 Dec 12

Now they’ll have to ship the bridge back to Sydney for 4 months for re-painting.
On the upside, they might throw in a cock-and-balls so it matches that weird butterfly-fish-thing just up the road.

threepaws 3:57 pm 27 Dec 12

The peeling paint is pretty poor considering the overpass is virtually brand new. Let’s hope the construction is of better quality…

KB1971 3:43 pm 27 Dec 12

I wonder if there is warranty on the bridge?

Venuslace 2:28 pm 27 Dec 12

It is just a disgrace to let the city remain this way with filthy porn, awful graffiti and peeling paint from our buildings! I wouldn’t bring my child there, if I was paid! Shameful =P

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