Yarra River Bridge: Missing Link
Located adjacent to Melbourne's South Eastern Freeway, St Kevin's College and Scotch College in Toorak, a new steel arch bridge spanning the Yarra River provides the vital missing link between the main Yarra bicycle and pedestrian trail and the Gardiners Creek path.
The bridge opens up Melbourne for some 250,000 people who can now cycle into the city to work, study or just to enjoy a cappuccino at one of Southgate's cafes.
As part of a $3.7 million project, the arch bridge incorporated construction of a 740m-long truss bridge on its approaches. The trusses are suspended from the piers of the existing South Eastern Arterial elevated roadway, with the exception of two spans adjacent to the arch supported on reinforced concrete piers.
Article published on Thursday, 01 January 2015