Not a nar­row view of the bridge

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE South Perth penin­sula and Nar­rows Bridge has un­der­gone im­pres­sive change over the past 50 years.

One busi­ness owner, Bill Glee­son, took pho­to­graphs of it – 50 years apart – to prove it.

“I used to be a bit of a happy snap­per, so armed with my cam­era I climbed to the 16th storey of the un­fin­ished Mt El­iza build­ing, got onto the roof and took the photo of the Nar­rows Bridge and South Perth penin­sula,” Mr Glee­son said.

He took the se­cond pho­to­graph last month.

With the cur­rent re­de­vel­op­ment of the South Perth penin­sula un­der­way, Mr Glee­son said the change in an­other 50 years would be even greater. “You can see how the den­sity of the high rise build­ings has changed, and the growth of the land­scapes,” he said.

“I hope some­one else can take an­other photo an­other 50 years in the fu­ture.”

The pho­to­graphs show the ex­pan­sion of the Kwinana Free­way and the de­vel­op­ment of apart­ment build­ings in South Perth.

Mr Glee­son said he had been ex­cited to take an­other pho­to­graph of the Nar­rows Bridge.

“The amaz­ing thing for me is that I was rel­a­tively young when I took the first photo, and 50 years later I was able to take an­other,” he said.

Bill Glee­son’s pho­to­graphs of the Nar­rows Bridge,which were taken fifty years apart.

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