The Pyrmont Bridge at Darling Harbour, Sydney, is one of the world’s oldest surviving electrically operated swing span bridges span across the Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour – Sydney, connecting the west Central Business District to the Pyrmont inner-city suburb in the west. Scroll down to view the map of the bridge.
Since 1981 the bridge has carried pedestrian and bicycle traffic only, as motor vehicles were diverted to adjacent freeway overpasses.
In 2002, the Pyrmont Bridge celebrated it’s 100th anniversary. Today, more then 5 million pedestrians cross the Pyrmont Bridge each year!
Although dwarfed by the sheer size of it’s nearby eastern neighbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the charm and elegance radiated by the Pyrmont Bridge is simply too irresistible. One have to visit the bridge when visiting the Darling Harbour in Sydney. Probably the reason why countless of tourists can be spotted on the bridge at any time of the day.
I spent the whole afternoon doing street photography on the bridge, walking to and fro many times from end to end, not only to admire it’s glamorous past, but also to photograph the pulses on the bridge. For your info, this bridge is about 270 meter or 900 feet in length.
Bird’s eye view of the Pyrmont Bridge
The Pyrmont Bridge, in my opinion is a Street Photographer’s dream. Every second, every minute, there are tonnes of people (maybe I am a bit exaggerated here but you get the point) walking, cycling, jogging and tourists doing their sightseeing activities. I really enjoy every moment with my camera walking the bridge.
If you notice from the above photo, you see a shelter made of glass panels on both side (left and right). These are the escalator entrance to allow pedestrians to access the the bay area below the bridge.
The photo below shows the escalator from the ground level at the bay area.
Below are some of my work from the Pyrmont Bridge. Do not forget to leave me a comment 🙂
I was shooting towards the late afternoon sun. I love the effect as the sundown creates a very dramatic mood.
More cool people walking the bridge.
And here is my favorite photo. Cool isn’t he?
The Pyrmont Bridge connect the Sydney Central Business District to the western suburb, it is common the see office workers crossing the bridge after their day of work. either by legs or bicycle.
Last but not least, let’s not forget the guardian of the Pyrmont Bridge.
Below is the Google Map showing the location of the Pyrmont Bridge, in Sydney Australia.
Do remember to spend at least half a day on the bridge if you are in Sydney. As mentioned, the Pyrmont Bridge is a perfect location for street photography. Try to visit this place in the late afternoon where the sun are at the low angle, adding a dramatic mood into your photos.
Don’t forget to wear a shades.
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