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The Belconnen Red Bridge departs

By johnboy - 20 March 2011 6

belconnen red bridge removed

Mary has sent in this picture of the famed Belconnen Red Bridge being removed.

A real icon departing.

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UPDATE: Meagan spotted the bridge leaving down and sent in these pictures from the corner of Wakefield and Northbourne:

northbourne red bridge

red bridge on the move

Another update: And more from Julian as they departed:

red bridge

red bridge

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6 Responses to
The Belconnen Red Bridge departs
Dacquiri 9:58 pm 24 Mar 11

“I bet its mangled corpse will reappear in a public space or by a major road soon as a piece of “art”.”

Actually, my partner suggested that, too — he feels it would be an improvement on what currently passes for ‘public art’ and would at least be something that a lot of people could relate to.

SheepGroper 9:23 pm 21 Mar 11

Dacquiri said :

the bridge has been taken for storage at the ACT Govt depot in Fyshwick — not sure how/if it will be re-used in some form somewhere else

I bet its mangled corpse will reappear in a public space or by a major road soon as a piece of “art”.

Dacquiri 5:36 pm 20 Mar 11

My partner works for Westfield and tells me that: the Red Bridge was strictly a TAMS issue, nothing to do with Westfield; the bridge has been taken for storage at the ACT Govt depot in Fyshwick — not sure how/if it will be re-used in some form somewhere else; there are no current plans to replace it with another pedestrian walkway. (Which means, to me, that if Westfield customers want another walkway, they will have to lobby for one.)

BenMac 4:01 pm 20 Mar 11

fozzy said :

Are there plans to replace it with a new walkway? Seems a bit of a business loss given all the workers who now have a longer walk to the Mall.

I doubt it. The idea is for people to walk past the new shops, and hopefully spend some money. It may be a longer walk for workers, but we all know they’ll still come into the mall for lunch.

gentoopenguin 3:19 pm 20 Mar 11

Haha! The red bridge is running over a red light!

fozzy 2:34 pm 20 Mar 11

Are there plans to replace it with a new walkway? Seems a bit of a business loss given all the workers who now have a longer walk to the Mall.

[Can we stay away from the “lazy office workers – longer walk would be good for them” trope]

Disclaimer: I don’t work at the Chan St office block shown in the photos but have to visit there a bit so know how beneficial that bridge was.

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