28.07.2018 – Darling Harbour, NSW

It’s not just the water here that is perpetually moving.  Building and redevelopment works seem constant.  Dominating the prime waterfront position is the ICC Sydney – Australia’s largest entertainment, events and conference facility and opened December 2016. There is on foot a proposal to redevelopment the adjacent Harbourside Shopping Centre.  In front of these major buildings, alongside the existing wide paved walkways, on the water, is presently in construction another walkway.

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We looked over the harbour from Pyrmont Bridge to see preparations in place with floating pontoons for the upcoming Boat Show. Picked out a nice little boat with a top deck Jacuzzi, but had to let it go as we can’t tow it. Shame.

Whilst on Pyrmont Bridge, the operation of a section of it turning to allow vessels more than 7.metres high, through took place. The first Pyrmont Bridge opened in 1857 with the new electric swingspan Pyrmont Bridge opening in 1902 making it one of the world’s oldest surviving electrically operated swingspan bridges.

It was amazing to watch the completion of the opening to 83.degrees in just (approx.) 60.seconds.