Wednesday, May 06, 2009

More on the Blue Bridge/Johnson St Bridge

There has been a good discussion going on over at Vibrant Victoria about the bridge, it is from that discussion that I was made aware of the Te Wero Bridge in Auckland. Now that is an interesting and cool bridge.

I hope that any bridge that is built is something that is a defining architectural masterpiece for the inner harbour. Victoria has had very few buildings or structures built since Francis Rattenbury's time that really have any architectural wow to them. This bridge could, and should, be something everyone in the world is wowed by.

I would like us to think big, outside of the box, and do something that is a landmark. I suspect that the city will not go for anything interesting and if they did there would be a horde of voices complaining about it. This bridge replacement is a once in a century chance to have some vision, it would be foolish not to make use of it.
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