Evan Walker Bridge over Yarra River

Evan Walker Bridge over Yarra River

The Southbank Pedestrian Bridge is officially called the Evan Walker Bridge. It’s a footbridge over the Yarra River in central Melbourne. Linking Flinders Street Station to the Southbank. This photograph was taken a few hundred metres to the east on Flinders Walk. In the foreground is the iconic Princes Bridge (or at least small parts of it) that frame the photograph. Whilst the day was far from sunny, it was a warm summers day. Hence the number of people cruising up and down the Yarra River on small boats. In the background you can see some of the skyscrapers of Melbourne including the Thales building and new construction going on.

Lake Tekapo Footbridge

A metal foot bridge over a river with a small church and mountains in the background.

The MacLaren Footbridge is a great way to walk from the Lake Tekapo to the famous Church of the Good Shephard. A couple of years ago I took a great photograph of this bridge at night. Here in the daytime I walked down to the waters edge. This is the Tekapo River and under the bridge you can see the tiny church in the distance. Off to the left is the lake itself. I think that include a person walking across the bridge gives it some scale. The bridge is 125 metres long and a couple of metres wide. It was opened in 2015 and a brilliant addition to one of my favourite places in the South Island of New Zealand.v

MacLaren Footbridge Lake Tekapo

Opened in 2015, the MacLaren footbridge connects the Lake Tekapo township with the Church of the Good Shepherd. It is 125 metres long but only a couple of metres wide. It makes it much safer and quicker for pedestrians to walk between the township and the church, rather than having to walk along side State Highway 8. The bridge crossed the Tekapo River from Lake George Scott Pond to the left. The river opens up into Lake Tekapo to the right of the bridge. From this angle the township is on the other side of the bridge. We can see some of the lights from a couple of the local bars and restaurants. The straight red lines on the left, behind the bridge are from cars driving over the nearby Lake Tekapo Bridge, part of State Highway 8.

Waibaidu Bridge, Shanghi at night

Waibaidu Bridge, Shanghi at night

From the Zhapulu Bridge looking east along the Suzhou Creek towards Waibaidu Bridge and the Shanghai skyline behind. This might be one of my favourite views of the city. There’s still a good reflection of the building lights on the water but it gives a bit more old and new. Older Shanghai architecture of the Former Rowing Club on the right and iconic Waibaidu Bridge. Contrasting with the shiny new buildings on the east side of the Huangpu Bridge. In particular the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai Tower. Aside from the west banks of the Huangpu River at The Bund, this was the most crowded location at dusk. There were at least 40 other photographers with tripods all along the footpath of the bridge. A couple even had drones with them for an aerial view.