Centenary Bridge, Port Melbourne, March 1991 by Brian Cleveland

In March 1991 Brian recorded many views of Centenary Bridge just as preparations were being made to demolish it. The staircase from Centenary Bridge to Station Pier. … [Read more...]

Centenary Bridge, Port Melbourne, March 1991 by Brian Cleveland

In March 1991 Brian recorded many views of Centenary Bridge just as preparations were being made to demolish it. The side of Centenary Bridge looking back towards Beach Street with Harper's Starch factory in the background. … [Read more...]

Centenary Bridge & Station Pier, March 1991 by Brian Cleveland

In March 1991 Brian recorded many views of Centenary Bridge just as preparations were being made to demolish it. Centenary Bridge from Station Pier.  The 'third leg', on the left, leads up to the conventional section of the bridge.  The railway … [Read more...]

Centenary Bridge, Port Melbourne, March 1991 by Brian Cleveland

In March 1991 Brian recorded many views of Centenary Bridge just as preparations were being made to demolish it. Centenary Bridge from the bottom of Swallow Street with Station Pier on the right. … [Read more...]

Centenary Bridge, Port Melbourne, March 1991 by Brian Cleveland

In March 1991 Brian recorded many views of Centenary Bridge just as preparations were being made to demolish it. Centenary Bridge from the beach opposite Princes Street.  The pylon in the foreground is the only piece of the bridge that remains. … [Read more...]

Centenary Bridge

It was not known as Centenary Bridge when it was built, but as the ‘Overhead Bridge at Station Pier’. It was constructed in 1934 to make the ‘disgraceful’ Port Melbourne waterfront more attractive in Victoria’s 100th year. For decades, complaints … [Read more...]

View from Station Pier

So much of interest in this photo from 1959. This is an invitation to readers to list all the disappeared places in the picture and respond with your memories of this time. … [Read more...]

1990 Colour Heritage Postcards

Set of heritage colour postcards of sights around Port Melbourne from the 1990s. See what you can still recognise today, and what has now passed into history :- Old Starch Factory from Lagoon Pier Gull's Eye View of Bay Street Front Channel … [Read more...]

Gateway to Melbourne

The Town Planning Commission report of 1929 was very critical of the entrance to Melbourne from Port Melbourne. It reported that 'this approach to Melbourne is a drab and shabby one'. The honorary secretary of the Commission, Frank Heath, said … [Read more...]

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