Photos from ten years ago: September 2005

Another installment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time September 2005.

The main concourse at Southern Cross Station was still unfinished, with passengers having to navigate around the worksite.

Looking west from above platform 2/3

Work continues on the main concourse

Platform 16 and 16 didn’t yet exist, but the concrete deck above them was under constitutions.

Starting work on the deck above future platform 15/16

A pair of large mobile cranes were used to lift the steel and concrete into place.

Two mobile cranes for building the deck over future platform 15/16

Workers were crawling all over the roof.

Workers busy at work cladding the roof

But the three tower cranes were on the way down – a large mobile crane on Collins Street was used to remove them.

The huge crane used to remove the three tower cranes from the site

With the 2006 Commonwealth Games closing in soon, on the other side of the CBD there was more construction – the William Barak Bridge that links Birrarung Marr and the MCG.

Construction on the William Barak Bridge

But over at North Melbourne things were looking the same as the 1990s – brown brick, windswept platforms, and no concourse at the city end.

Up end of North Melbourne Station looking towards the flyover

Further reading

The full photos from ten years ago series.

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2 Responses to “Photos from ten years ago: September 2005”

  1. Andrew says:

    I used to like those carriages pulled by an engine but the last couple of times I have been on such a train, they are really showing their age

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