Throwback Thursday; Opening of the ANZAC Walk, by Amy Theodore / by Amy Theodore

 source: Engineers Australia

source: Engineers Australia

Opened to commemorate 100 years since the landing of the ANZAC’s at Gallipoli and 100 years since BHP first began making steel in this city, take a walk along the Newcastle Memorial Walk to see a stunning view of our magnificent coastline and remember the sacrifice of those who served. Officially opened by prominent Newcastle businessman, Neil Slater, Newcastle Lord Mayor, Nuatali Nelmes, and BHP’s Mark van den Heuvel, it is expected that the walk will become an iconic image for the city. Spanning 450 metres, each end of the bridge features silhouettes of returned service personnel that bear 3859 family names of Hunter men and women who served courageously during the Great War of 1914-1918. Funded by BHP-Billiton and Newcastle council, the bridge has become a part of the well-known Bathers Way walk, which stretches six kilometres along the coast from Nobbys Beach to Merewether Beach. The walk provides locals and tourists with a safe way to see 360-degree views of the city, after the original cliff top walk was closed to the public due to safety concerns from coastal weather erosion. Providing a stunning view of the horizon during the day, make sure to also get up there at night to see how spectacular our city looks all lit up.

 source: Newcastle Herald

source: Newcastle Herald

 source: Newcastle Herald

source: Newcastle Herald