All Melburnians will recognise "The Bridge" but not neccessarily the spot.
It is the Stoney Creek backwash on the western side of the Yarra. The boardwalk
takes you to the bank of the river and an ancient wooden trestle rail bridge
gives you access to the foot of the Western pylon. You walk under the span
(upper right) that collapsed on Oct. 15, 1970, killing thirty-five men. The
mangroves fringing the backwash were planted in the early eighties and, despite
decades of pollution, survive as Port Phillip Bay's only colony.
Acrylic on stretched canvas. POA