I like the angle that you've taken these from. "The Shire" is in the news at the moment.
Poor man living with that name. it seems he made the most of it.
There used to be a hotel on the Blakehurst side - Tom Ugly's Hotel - owned at the time of my childhood in the area, by my great-aunt Florence Westbrook. On her death it was bought by the Air Force Association and then raffled. I don't know what happened after that. I have travelled over that bridge many times, it formed a well-remembered part of a young life spent at Kyle Bay then Gymea Bay. And I love your photograph of it! :-)