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Old Cooma Road Bridge Upgrade

April 29th, 2008 at 10:30am

On Saturday I started a new photography series which will appear shortly (probably tomorrow) and on the way there I had to travel along Old Cooma Road which starts in the ACT, and within a few metres is in New South Wales. Palerang Council (the people responsible for Queanbeyan amongst other things) are currently upgrading Old Cooma Road, albeit just a bit behind schedule:
Old Cooma Road Upgrade

A bridge on Old Cooma Road is currently being upgraded, and I decided to stop and take some photos of it. The full set of photos can be viewed on the photo gallery at however I’ll share a couple of them with you here.

The scene as you approach from the west:
Old Cooma Road Bridge Upgrade

The new bridge:
Old Cooma Road Bridge Upgrade

The temporary detour bridge. I’m surprised that it remains stable.
Old Cooma Road Bridge Upgrade

Would anybody (who hasn’t already been told by me) like to guess where I was going on Saturday that required me to travel along Old Cooma Road? I took plenty of photos of my destination, and as a clue, I intend on visiting similar sites in the coming weeks to take photos of them. Anybody?


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  • 1. padders  |  April 29th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I thought it might be something obscure, so I got out my visual navigation charts as you may have been taking snaps of beacons or radio telescopes, but that seems unlikely. I can only imagine you are going to take some photos of Googong reservoir? Is Burrinjuck next? If so, take a very warm jacket as it can be like the south pole down there.

  • 2. Samuel  |  April 29th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Googong is correct. I’m not sure what you win but if you want a prize I’m sure we can work something out.

    Burrinjuck isn’t on my list, although I may consider adding it. It really depends on whether or not I want to see another dam after I’ve taken photos of Canberra’s dams (“Canberra’s dams” in the sense that they collectively form Canberra’s water supply) or whether I want to start a different project.

    Thanks for the tip about Burrinjuck though, I will keep it in mind if I decide to visit.

    By the way, there is an Air Services Australia “air navigation facility” on Old Cooma Road. I didn’t take photos…maybe next time.

  • 3. padders  |  April 30th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    I knew there was something aeronautical on that road, but there is a much bigger one the other side of Queanbeyan that you probably would have headed to first if they were your thing.

    I look forward to seeing your dam photos. (I said dam photos, not damn photos!)

  • 4. Jason  |  May 7th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    I really like these bridge photos. The new bridge looks like it’s going to be quite impressive.


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