Port River Expressway Opening

Port River Expressway Opening - Friday 1 August 2008
open001  Road and rail  bridges on Opening Day, during a heavy downpour. Friday 1 August 2008. open002  Road and rail  bridges on Opening Day, during a heavy downpour. Friday 1 August 2008. open003  Road and rail  bridges on Opening Day, with steam tug Yelta and ketch Falie. Friday 1 August 2008. open004  Road and rail  bridges on Opening Day, with former police launch Archie Badenoch. Friday 1 August 2008.
open005  Directions to Bridge Opening Ceremony. Friday 1 August 2008. open006  Marquee for Bridge Opening Ceremony. Friday 1 August 2008. open007  Road bridge on Opening Day. Friday 1 August 2008. open008  Penrice - Osborne limestone train crossing rail bridge on Opening Day. Friday 1 August 2008.
open009  Penrice - Osborne limestone train crossing rail bridge on Opening Day. Friday 1 August 2008. open010  Penrice - Osborne limestone train crossing rail bridge on Opening Day. Friday 1 August 2008. open011  Steps from wharf level to road bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. open012  Protrusion for boom gate on road bridge. Friday 1 August 2008.
open013  View across site towards Dock 1. Friday 1 August 2008. open014  School children's banners on road bridge for opening. Friday 1 August 2008. open015  School children's banners on road bridge for opening. Friday 1 August 2008. open016  School children's banners on road bridge for opening. Friday 1 August 2008.
derrick1  Road bridge named to honour Tom "Diver" Derrick. Friday 1 August 2008. derrick2  Road bridge named to honour Tom "Diver" Derrick. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-01  Viaduct approach to rail bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-02  Viaduct approach to rail bridge. Friday 1 August 2008.
open017  Eastern approach to road bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. open018  Food and drink stalls on approach to road bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. ft-01  View across road bridge towards Birkenhead before public were permitted to walk across. Friday 1 August 2008. open019  People getting ready to cross the bridge. Friday 1 August 2008.
open020  People getting ready to cross the bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. bhead01  Birkenhead Bridge, seen from new bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. bhead02  Birkenhead Bridge, seen from new bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. open021  People crossing the bridge after it was opened to the public. Friday 1 August 2008.
open022  People crossing the bridge after it was opened to the public. Friday 1 August 2008. open023  People crossing the bridge after it was opened to the public. Friday 1 August 2008. open024  View from the road bridge after it was opened to the public. Friday 1 August 2008. open025  View from the road bridge after it was opened to the public. Friday 1 August 2008.
open026  Boom gate on road bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-03  Viaduct approach to rail bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-04  Short tanker train crossing rail bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-05  Short tanker train crossing rail bridge. Friday 1 August 2008.
rail-06  Short tanker train crossing rail bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-07  Short tanker train crossing rail bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-08  Short tanker train crossing rail bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-09  Short tanker train crossing rail bridge. Friday 1 August 2008.
rail-10  Short tanker train crossing rail bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-11  Short tanker train crossing rail bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-12  Support pier of rail bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. open027  View from road bridge towards grain terminal. Friday 1 August 2008.
tarpan1  Tugboat Tarpan, seen from road bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-13  Rail bridge bascule span. Friday 1 August 2008. waveney  Protesters with banner crossing road bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. opening1  Sign on road bridge, warning that opening span will be raised. Friday 1 August 2008.
banners1  More school children's banners on road bridge for opening. Friday 1 August 2008. banners2  More school children's banners on road bridge for opening. Friday 1 August 2008. bascule1  Gap in barrier where fixed and bascule spans meet. Friday 1 August 2008. bascule2  Gap in barrier where fixed and bascule spans meet. Friday 1 August 2008.
bascule3  Gap in bridge deck where fixed and bascule spans meet. Friday 1 August 2008. signal1  Stop signals and boom gate on road bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-14  Free end of rail bridge bascule span, and fixed span. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-15  Rail bridge bascule span, seen from Birkenhead side of road bridge. Friday 1 August 2008.
rail-16  Rail bridge fixed span on Birkenhead side. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-17  Approach to rail bridge on Birkenhead side. Friday 1 August 2008. banners3  School children's banners on Birkenhead side of road bridge for opening. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-18  Empty Osborne - Penrice limestone train crossing rail bridge on Opening Day. Friday 1 August 2008.
rail-19  Empty Osborne - Penrice limestone train crossing rail bridge on Opening Day. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-20  Empty Osborne - Penrice limestone train crossing rail bridge on Opening Day. Friday 1 August 2008. open028  Road and rail  bridges on Opening Day, seen from Birkenhead. Friday 1 August 2008. open029  One of the eight boom gates being lowered prior to raising the bridges for shipping. Friday 1 August 2008.
open030  Another of the eight boom gates being lowered prior to raising the bridges for shipping. Friday 1 August 2008. open031  Road and rail bridges being raised for vessels to pass. Friday 1 August 2008. open032  Road and rail bridges being raised for vessels to pass. Friday 1 August 2008. open033  Road and rail bridges being raised for vessels to pass. Friday 1 August 2008.
open034  Road and rail bridges being raised for vessels to pass. Friday 1 August 2008. open035  Road and rail bridges being raised for vessels to pass. Friday 1 August 2008. open036  Road and rail bridges raised for vessels to pass. Friday 1 August 2008. open037  Underside of raised road bridge span. Friday 1 August 2008.
open038  Underside of raised rail bridge span. Friday 1 August 2008. open039  Raised road bridge span, showing viewing window into mechanism. Friday 1 August 2008. open040  Road and rail bridges raised for vessels to pass. Friday 1 August 2008. open041  Road and rail bridges raised for vessels to pass. Friday 1 August 2008.
open042  Road and rail bridges raised for vessels to pass. Friday 1 August 2008. open043  Road and rail bridges being lowered after vessels passed through. Friday 1 August 2008. open044  Road and rail bridges being lowered after vessels passed through. Friday 1 August 2008. open045  Road and rail bridges being lowered after vessels passed through. Friday 1 August 2008.
open046  Road and rail bridges being lowered after vessels passed through. Friday 1 August 2008. open047  Road and rail bridges being lowered after vessels passed through. Friday 1 August 2008. open048  Road bridge being lowered after vessels passed through. Friday 1 August 2008. open049  Road bridge being lowered after vessels passed through. Friday 1 August 2008.
open050  Road bridge being lowered after vessels passed through. Friday 1 August 2008. open051  Road bridge re-opened to foot traffic. Friday 1 August 2008. guard1  Australian Volunteer Coast Guard patrolling near rail bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. guard2  Australian Volunteer Coast Guard patrolling beneath the road bridge. Friday 1 August 2008.
open052  View beneath the road bridge, from Birkenhead. Friday 1 August 2008. guard3  Australian Volunteer Coast Guard patrolling near the road bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. open053  Road bridge, seen from Birkenhead. Friday 1 August 2008. open054  Rail and road bridges, seen from Birkenhead. Friday 1 August 2008.
open055  Rail bridge, seen from Birkenhead. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-21  Rail bridge, seen from Birkenhead. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-22  Eastern approach to rail bridge, seen from Birkenhead. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-23  Rail bridge, seen from Birkenhead. Friday 1 August 2008.
tydeman1  Work vessels near the rail bridge, with Nelcebee on the wharf behind. Friday 1 August 2008. cirkidz1  Cirkidz performing on the road bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. cirkidz2  Cirkidz performing on the road bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. open056  Road bridge approach, on the Birkenhead side. Friday 1 August 2008.
open057  Road bridge, seen from the Birkenhead side. Friday 1 August 2008. open058  New road and rail bridges, seen from near Dock 1. Friday 1 August 2008. plaque1  Plate with description of the bridges, fixed to the road bridge. Friday 1 August 2008. rail-24  Container freight train crossing the new rail bridge. Friday 1 August 2008.
site-1  Bridge site, on the Birkenhead side. Friday 1 August 2008. site-2  View from road bridge across site to Dock 1. Friday 1 August 2008. site-3  View from road bridge across site to Dock 1. Friday 1 August 2008. tavern1  Birkenhead Tavern, seen from the new bridge. Friday 1 August 2008.
tavern2  Birkenhead Tavern, seen from the new bridge. Friday 1 August 2008.