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Sunday, July 20, 2008

"This bridge be nameless says I"

Today, the Department of Public Works here in Queensland has announced a public naming competition for our newest footbridge over the Brisbane River which will be finished in 2009. I have gone to the effort of naming some suggestions

Ian Skippen Bridge.
Named after the notable Brisbane TV and radio personality, this would be the ultimate honour for a man who is as Brisbane as the Story Bridge.

"Come Across" Bridge
Named for the slogan Ten used to drive people to change their TV's in mid 1988 from Channel 0 to Channel Ten in preparation for the switchover in September that year.

Bruce Paige Bridge
Named for the Channel Nine newsreader, and more specificely Nine Brisbane's fiftieth in 2009 Paige and his newsreading skill are a Brisbane institution.

and finally,
"Love You Brisbane" Bridge
Named for the slogan that Channel 7 used in Brisbane from 1982 to 1987, this commemorates Seven Brisbane's fiftieth in 2009, and the slogan is fondly remembered by Brisbane residents to this day.

Leave a comment if you have any more suggestions.

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