Victoria Bridge Abutment
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland26,281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
By the southside of the actual Victoria Bridge one of the abutments of the second permanent bridge on this spot has been left as a heritage monument. This bridge had been built of stone and iron, replacing the first and oldest bridge in Brisbane, which got destroyed by floods. Its own end came in 1969, when because of growing traffic it was demolished to make way for the actual bridge.

The latest Victoria Bridge is open for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists and is illuminated at night. Since I was walking I preferred to use the two purely pedestrian- cyclist bridges on its sides to cross the river: Kirulpa and Goodwill.
Written February 7, 2020
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia3,423 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The Victoria Bridge Abutment is a remnant of the fourth Victoria Bridge to cross the Brisbane River. This piece was constructed in 1896. On the Abutment stands a marble memorial tablet to commemorate a small child who was accidentally killed on the site in 1918 while welcoming returning soldiers from the First World War.
Written July 27, 2022
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Aline Felton
Brisbane, Australia794 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
When visiting Brisbane, make sure you search this beautiful city's history and check every step on its construction and landmarks.
Written December 3, 2019
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DEK_29
Brisbane, Australia1,087 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
A small piece of a once standing bridge across the river is an easy thing to see. Leftover from the old Grey Street bridge that I traveled over sometime in the 1960s. Signage gives some facts about the former bridges on this spot.
Written February 27, 2019
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Ashley A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,620 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
The Victoria Bridge Abutment was renovated recently and perfectly captures both the history of Brisbane as also that of The Victoria Bridge.

It is easily accessible to pedestrians walking across Victoria Bridge and is on The Southbank of the Brisbane River.
Written March 9, 2017
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA7,752 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Brisbane history at the Victoria Bridge. Right at the base of the bridge by South Banks Park. History story in other reviews so I won’t repeat. Nice to see at night with lightning.
Written October 29, 2023
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia50,551 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Victoria Bridge Abutment has an interesting history.

Victoria Bridge,was like London Bridge, and kept falling down. The Victoria Bridge is the fifth attempt and third permanent crossing at this point of the river.

The first attempt was of a timber and completed in 1865. It lasted only two years as it was eaten by woodworm and collapsed.

Well worth visiting this historical remnant and reading the information on the signage.
Written June 27, 2023
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,593 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The abutment was part of the 4th bridge to be constructed at this location and includes a podium with arch above. The abutment was really a remnant of the bridge which was demolished in 1969 and was not restored to its present state until preparations for Expo'88 were in hand. It was heritage listed in 1992.
Written November 13, 2021
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,951 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The remaining stone structure of what was called Victoria Bridge on the site of the first permanent crossing of the Brisbane River (then called the Brisbane Bridge) dates back to 1865 was interesting. The stone monument that remains is belived to have been the bridge that operated between 1897 and 1869. Interesting piece of history retained.
Written July 26, 2021
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ynadqnor
Manila, Philippines1,409 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Victoria Bridge:A Symbol of an Era
Stroll at night along the length of the Victoria Bridge down to the abutment and watch the beauty of the street lamps decorate the riverside walk of South Brisbane where the Wheel of Brisbane is located. Then turn your gaze to the opposite side of the river to admire the imposing elegance of the floodlit buildings of the CBD. Continue to wander down to the abutment and on to the Clem Jones Promenade this time to appreciate the illumination of the Victoria Bridge sparkling over the Brisbane River.
Written November 5, 2019
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