The Post War period heralded the boom in people being able to own their own cars, and as a result there was the need to build roads, highways and overpasses and multi-story car parks to cope with the insatiable demands of independent travel.
This overpass footbridge that spans a dual lane highway in Tasmania is typical of the period. Raw concrete and steel frame balustrades are the main features and they provide a simple effective means of getting from one side to the other. This pedestrian bridge has a slight arch, enhancing it's overall visual impact.
About the project
Join me (Thomas Ryan Photography) on a photographic project documenting Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism from the 1930's to the 1980's. The entire project gallery of 1000+ images and counting can be viewed on my website www.tryanphotos.com under art projects. I have been undertaking this project for over a decade.
My portfolio of commercial and art projects can be seen on my website www.tryanphotos.com and I can be contacted here as well. All photographs are copyright of Thomas Ryan Photography. Unauthorised use is prohibited. Contact me for all enquires