I have been particularly unsuccessful in trying to capture one of these things in flower of late, but this one is about to burst out - perhaps I shall remember where it was in a day or two and revisit!
When the bridge touches down on the south bank, it does so beside some residential buildings.
The glass panels are there to deflect the road noise apparently, and perhaps to let the drivers have a sneak peek into someone's bathroom. OK I'm only kidding about the bathroom, but the whole thing has a certain melancholy to it in a design, as though someone was trying really hard to do something wonderful, but they weren't hired until after the "important" decisions (like getting those economical bridge beams from a catalogue) were out of the way. I can almost hear the slashing of the budget each time some grand new idea was tabled.
There is an expression that probably sums up the design brief I think ;
"You can't polish a turd, so how about we roll it in a bit of glitter."
Note that any similarity between the this photoblog and the regional newspaper from Queensland Australia, which is also known as the Sunshine Coast Daily, is purely coincidental. We have absolutely no relationship with that publication apart from the fact that we live in the same town. If you would like to read more of the goings on in our particular tiny corner of the world, please feel free to visit The Daily online.