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The Alinga St Overpass – Is it art?

By johnboy - 14 July 2010 12

alinga st overpass

Easily one of the least used pieces of infrastructure in Civic is the Alinga St overpass which does at least allow ACT Health staff to drink at the Wig and Pen without having to cross any roads.

But at the moment it’s all wrapped up like a present.

And it’s kind of pretty this way.

What’s Your opinion?


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12 Responses to
The Alinga St Overpass – Is it art?
deye 1:54 am 15 Jul 10

toriness said :

someone was telling me when i was aleing at the W&P the other week that this refurb was about to occur – at the cost of something obscene in the hundreds of thousands. don’t know if the figure is true but if it is – beggars belief given i have never seen anyone walk across it.

How about kissing on it ?

Holden Caulfield 7:58 pm 14 Jul 10

It used to be a good spot to take photos of Black Mountain, but now there’s a building in the way.

toriness 7:21 pm 14 Jul 10

someone was telling me when i was aleing at the W&P the other week that this refurb was about to occur – at the cost of something obscene in the hundreds of thousands. don’t know if the figure is true but if it is – beggars belief given i have never seen anyone walk across it.

Disposable 5:16 pm 14 Jul 10

BenMac said :

I remember when they had a street parade going through the city back in the late 80s – early 90s. Can’t remember if it was for christmas or what, but one float came up to that overpass a little too tall, bringing whole parade to a stop.

Someone had to climb the float structure and break off the part that was too tall to continue.

Someone might recall what the parade was about, cause I remember someone handing me an unopened condom, even though I was about 7 y/o at the time.

That was the old Canberra Mardi Gras parade. It used to be part of the Canberra festival and was one of the biggest events on the Canberra calendar.

I too got my first condom as a 10 year old from there, much to my Mother’s dislike 🙂

BimboGeek 4:51 pm 14 Jul 10

Now that it has all those shiny buildings behind it I’m glad they decided to modernise its exterior, that drab concrete was looking very Soviet!

nsn 4:26 pm 14 Jul 10

… I remember someone handing me an unopened condom, even though I was about 7 y/o at the time.

At least it was unopened.

BenMac 4:20 pm 14 Jul 10

I remember when they had a street parade going through the city back in the late 80s – early 90s. Can’t remember if it was for christmas or what, but one float came up to that overpass a little too tall, bringing whole parade to a stop.

Someone had to climb the float structure and break off the part that was too tall to continue.

Someone might recall what the parade was about, cause I remember someone handing me an unopened condom, even though I was about 7 y/o at the time.

bd84 12:56 pm 14 Jul 10

Refurbishing it.. Why they would bother is beyond me.

Buzz2600 12:14 pm 14 Jul 10

Asbestos?

Holden Caulfield 12:13 pm 14 Jul 10

Looks nice and all, but royally screws with sight lines for motorists, esp those trying to cross Alinga St.

M0les 11:52 am 14 Jul 10

Very Christo.

Disposable 11:36 am 14 Jul 10

I remember when I was a little kid they used to put some kind of seasonal display on the bridge with big wooden painted animals all over it. If I remember correctly it was made up to be a train with all the animals looking out the windows.

It was definitely exciting as a kid.

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