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The bridge formerly known as red goes in

By johnboy - 7 December 2013 24

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For decades to come visitors to Canberra will be confused by reference to “The Red Bridge” which is clearly grey.

Another John has sent in these images of the construction down Molonglo Reach:

Cycling round da lake gonna be back to normal soon

If these here photos are anything to go by.

It’ll be a shame knowing that we, the cyclists, are no longer able to restrict thems what drive cars to a crawl as they come past RMC.

Chars what-ho

grey bridge

Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

As we ponder the bureaucracy’s tendency to paint the world grey let us enjoy Fred Smith’s wisdom on the subject of Blue Guitars.

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24 Responses to
The bridge formerly known as red goes in
gooterz 1:43 pm 08 Dec 13

JC said :

gooterz said :

Its not really a bridge over anything.. I could have just been a dirt mound with some concrete.

I’m sure they could have found a better use for it.

My how memories forget quickly. What you describe is what was there before and guess what? It got washed away, that’s why the path has been out of Action for so long.

Now whilst this bridge isn’t spanning a vast body of water like Sydney Harbour, it is doing what it was designed to do, which is to provide a path that hopefully doesn’t get washed away like the last one.

Its amazing how the rest of the lake sure doesn’t fall in. Why does this one area in particular need a bridge?

maxblues 1:12 pm 08 Dec 13

JC said :

maxblues said :

I still think the ‘temporary’ ‘red bridge’ over Cohen St, Belconnen between Immigration and Westfield should have been made permanent. It seemed to be well patronised and there has been at least one pedestrian death nearby since its removal. Now that the new multi-storey community health centre has been completed there will be a lot more pedestrian traffic in the area and many become impatient crossing at the Lathlain St lights.

You do realise that what this bridge used to bridge (the bus way and Joynton Smith Drive) is now covered over (except for a small part near the cinema) and forms the bus interchange and the Cohen Street extension. The bridge would have been right over the intersection of the bus interchange and Cohen Street. So what exactly do you think is it going to bridge?

As for pedestrians there are lights to cross from the new health centre to the bus interchange and from the bus interchange to the mall. If people are impatient enough to ignore them and get themselves killed then they should get a Darwin award. If people are too scared then they can always walk down the side of immigration and utilise the bridge that connects the mall to the Churches Centre, which ironically is made up of another part of the old red bridge, as the original bridge in this area was removed when they demolished the old interchange.

You obviously missed the period during construction of the Westfield bus station when the bridge was used between the shopping centre and the car park between immigration and what would become the new community health centre. It was well patronised in that position and I was surprised that they decided that this was only ‘temporary’.

JC 7:57 am 08 Dec 13

gooterz said :

Its not really a bridge over anything.. I could have just been a dirt mound with some concrete.

I’m sure they could have found a better use for it.

My how memories forget quickly. What you describe is what was there before and guess what? It got washed away, that’s why the path has been out of Action for so long.

Now whilst this bridge isn’t spanning a vast body of water like Sydney Harbour, it is doing what it was designed to do, which is to provide a path that hopefully doesn’t get washed away like the last one.

Chello 10:16 pm 07 Dec 13

So that is where my beloved red bridge has gone…..

Postalgeek 10:15 pm 07 Dec 13

Generally speaking I’m not averse to challenges to insipid greys, but in this case, along this reach, I’m glad they don’t have a screaming great red thing demanding the attention of people ambling along on path or water.

gooterz 10:09 pm 07 Dec 13

Maybe it was repainted red and it just fell off and grey was the undercoat.

Just look at what they did to the Kambah bridge!

I bet that everyone in trinity isn’t happy about not getting this bridge 😛

gooterz 10:07 pm 07 Dec 13

KB1971 said :

gooterz said :

Little bit overkill?

Please explain?

Its not really a bridge over anything.. I could have just been a dirt mound with some concrete.

I’m sure they could have found a better use for it.

Aeek 8:18 pm 07 Dec 13

damien haas said :

Why couldn’t they just leave it red? if ‘they’ think it being grey aids it ‘blending in’ – i have a newsflash for them.

or at least a feature section in the original red,

KB1971 7:23 pm 07 Dec 13

gooterz said :

Little bit overkill?

Please explain?

p1 7:21 pm 07 Dec 13

I sense a long slow process involving night rides round the lake and a lot of cans of spraypaint from supercrap.

damien haas 5:51 pm 07 Dec 13

Why couldn’t they just leave it red? if ‘they’ think it being grey aids it ‘blending in’ – i have a newsflash for them.

JC 5:32 pm 07 Dec 13

maxblues said :

I still think the ‘temporary’ ‘red bridge’ over Cohen St, Belconnen between Immigration and Westfield should have been made permanent. It seemed to be well patronised and there has been at least one pedestrian death nearby since its removal. Now that the new multi-storey community health centre has been completed there will be a lot more pedestrian traffic in the area and many become impatient crossing at the Lathlain St lights.

You do realise that what this bridge used to bridge (the bus way and Joynton Smith Drive) is now covered over (except for a small part near the cinema) and forms the bus interchange and the Cohen Street extension. The bridge would have been right over the intersection of the bus interchange and Cohen Street. So what exactly do you think is it going to bridge?

As for pedestrians there are lights to cross from the new health centre to the bus interchange and from the bus interchange to the mall. If people are impatient enough to ignore them and get themselves killed then they should get a Darwin award. If people are too scared then they can always walk down the side of immigration and utilise the bridge that connects the mall to the Churches Centre, which ironically is made up of another part of the old red bridge, as the original bridge in this area was removed when they demolished the old interchange.

c_c™ 5:02 pm 07 Dec 13

gooterz said :

Little bit overkill?

What part of recycled do you not understand?

maxblues 3:10 pm 07 Dec 13

I still think the ‘temporary’ ‘red bridge’ over Cohen St, Belconnen between Immigration and Westfield should have been made permanent. It seemed to be well patronised and there has been at least one pedestrian death nearby since its removal. Now that the new multi-storey community health centre has been completed there will be a lot more pedestrian traffic in the area and many become impatient crossing at the Lathlain St lights.

gooterz 2:09 pm 07 Dec 13

Little bit overkill?

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