The Bridge.

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A little post about a big Bridge.

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Captain James Cook was born just a short distance from me Here in Middlesbrough. You no doubt will have heard of him, he discovered Australia.

 Well I find it a delicious coincidence
that the Sydney harbour bridge, was built from iron that was SMELTED in the blast furnaces of Middlesbrough.
So, my  Town has a strong connection to Australia and it’s most iconic of Bridges.
Middlesbrough discovered Australia and built it a Bridge.

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INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS ARE DESCENDENTS OF AFRICAN MIGRANTS, AND THEIR ANCESTORS MAY HAVE BEEN AMONG THE FIRST MAJOR GROUPS TO LEAVE AFRICA.

 Australia is a wild and beautiful land, a land of strange looking creatures and dark skinned natives. These natives lived in perfect harmony with Nature, . They understood her moods, her secrets her wonderful ways. 

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So the World was turning BEAUTIFULLY,  Nature was doing her stunning thing and all was well in AUSTRALIA.

Then came the white man  !

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Captain Cook taking POSSESSION of Australia.

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It is little wonder that the natives are restless, nobody is happy to be “invaded”

http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2012/02/drunk-aboriginal-women-attack-abc-crew-filming-dumb-drunk-and-racist/

But this post is about the “Bridge”  the beautiful Bridge that was built by the men of Middlesbrough.

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FOR MORE INFO AND PICS OF BRIDGE.

Click link.

http://www.sydneyharbourbridge.info/

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16 MEN DIED DURING IT’S CONSTRUCTION AND ACCIDENTS HAPPENED DAILY.

SO THE NEXT TIME YOU CROSS THE BRIDGE,  “REMEMBER THE MAGNIFICENT MEN FROM MIDDLESBROUGH, WHO DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED, THIS BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF  FINE   ENGINEERING.

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These are the OLD furnaces that produced the iron for the bridge.

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This is where we make steel now in Middlesbrough. It was closed down for 2 years but now is producing the best steel in the world once again.

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THEY SAY THAT “LOVE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE”  BUT THIS ONE WAS BUILT WITH BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS.

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WHEN WE THINK OF AUSTRALIA, WE THINK OF DESERT’S, CHOKING DUST AND BAKING HOT SUNSHINE. WELL TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. I WOULD NOT LIKE TO MACHETE MY WAY THROUGH THIS TO BUY A  X X X X.

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Here you find two good reasons “not” to go swimming when in Australia.

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  • I have never visited Australia, despite many invitations from my cousin.  But I think the time is fast approaching when i do finally accept her offer.

  •  TO ANY PERSON INTENDING TO VISIT AUSTRALIA, I HOPE YOU HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL TIME IN THAT BEAUTIFUL  LAND.

10 responses to “The Bridge.

  1. What a great post! Bridges of steel and other connections, rain forests, sharks, and alligators (crocodiles?), too. Remember Captain Hook, who may have visited Australia with Cook.

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  2. Very interesting Kenny 🙂 Very fine men came out of Middlesborough obviously! Then again some of the best Olympians came from various parts of Yorkshire too!! Hope you make it to Australia someday…Timid one 🙂

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    • “OH” yes Timid one, very fine men indeed. Brains, brawn and brutally handsome men. lol I am sure there are some great olympians that were born in Yorkshire. But I don’t know who they are. You know quite well I don’t do “olympics” 🙂

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      • Middlesborough men are that good Kenny?!! Oh Wolf and flea! In that case I shall be along asap to see for myself 😉 How exciting!!! 😀
        There’s a guy at work just like you…hates the Olympics…”obscene waste of time and money…” lol…I’ve not let on yet that I caught him so absorbed in reading the Olympics news in the papers during that time that he was totally oblivious to Timid one smirking over his shoulder for some considerable time!! 😀

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  3. Hi Kenny, really enjoyed this post! Hope you get to Australia one of these fine days, I’ve been fascinated by it for many years. What has happened to the native population is a tragedy and a deep scar on our own history (along with a good few others.) Very interesting to read about the steel too and the bridge. May not be online for a bit now but will catch up with you soon! Ruth 🙂 🙂

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    • Hi Ruth, pleased you enjoyed reading about the Bridge. Yes I agree what horrors befall the invaded. It is the same the world over. To the victor the spoils.
      Middlesbrough was built on the steel industry and the iron that was used to feed the industrial revolution. Was clawed from the Cleveland hills, just a couple of miles from my house. Would not like to have lived through those times.

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