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Walter Taylor Bridge

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An accomplished, well travelled writer and reviewer, Michele resides in Brisbane. Witty and highly articulate, her rivetting reviews show life through the eyes of a highly Gifted Adult viewing a world where she has an IQ in the top 1% of that world.
Published May 5th 2012
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'When you're down and out, when you're on the street'
Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon and Garfunkle

Whenever I crossed the bridge formerly known as 'The Indooroopilly Toll Bridge' (until the sixties were swinging and you could buy plastic Beatle wigs and make love not war), I was intrigued that people still lived therein. I craved to see their living quarters. What does a bridge 'house' look like? I felt all the frustration of a tourist locked out of a museum. I still want to look.

It was rightly known as, 'Walter Taylor Bridge' after an amazing resident who saw the need for a bridge connecting Indooroopilly and Chelmer. He designed, constructed and funded one. That's what I call community spirit! It has classy Harbour Bridge connections; some of the supporting cables are genuine surplus ones from the Harbour Bridge another Art Deco number finished earlier.

A suspension bridge, in engineering terms it is both vehicular and pedestrian and opened in 1936, which makes it Art Deco. I've seen a black and white photo from the 30s of a mighty fine group of fit men in suits and hats striding across the bridge. One day I must walk it and try the doors of the two now empty lovely looking apartment buildings. Any important person reading this who has the power to get me in, be my hero and contact me via Weekend notes.

'All alone on the bridge made of stone' The Bridge - The Loved Ones.
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I share your desire to look inside an apartment and if you find a way please share!!
by trace (score: 0|4) 2575 days ago
I want to look too!!
by aklaw (score: 0|2) 2575 days ago
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