Posts Tagged ‘abandoned’

Ardeer and the kink in the Western Ring Road

If you spend any time driving around the western suburbs of Melbourne, getting stuck in traffic along the Western Ring Road is an ordeal that will be very familiar to you. Viewed on a map the freeway looks just like the name suggests, a ring around the middle suburbs of Melbourne, except for a major […]

Melbourne’s freeway ‘ghost ramps’

Melbourne has the largest freeway network of any Australian city, and with it, possibly the country’s largest collection of ‘ghost ramps’ – pieces of freeway that lead nowhere. Planning for a future that never came The best known bit of ghost roadway is the incomplete ramp at Chandler Highway on the Eastern Freeway, along with […]

Sydney’s ghost monorail station

The last day of operations for the Sydney Monorail was 30 June 2013, marking the end of 25 years of operation for the single directional loop of track that linked the CBD to Darling Harbour. Most sources state that a total of seven stations are located on the circuit, but an eighth ‘ghost’ station exists in Chinatown, above the corner of Harbour and Goulburn Streets.

Cars need to stop for traffic lights, but the monorail doesn't need to

Threatening cracks at another neglected building

On 28th March 2013 a neglected wall at the CUB Brewery site fell onto Swanston Street, killing three pedestrians. So how many other abandoned buildings around Melbourne are at risk of falling over? I found one at the corner of Abbotsford Street and Flemington Road in North Melbourne recently, attracted by the ‘Wheelwright’ and ‘Shoeing Forge’ signs on the facade.

Massive crack in the facade of 243-251 Flemington Road, North Melbourne

Exploring Ford’s former chassis plant

Geelong is a city that was built on manufacturing, and the Ford factory has been a large part of it since it commenced operations in 1925. But what happens when one of those factories closes?

Entire factory now empty