The government is investing US$22 million to upgrade Swan Street Bridge, which opened in 1952 and is the gateway to Melbourne’s sport and entertainment precinct. The upgrade is due to be completed in late 2017 and is designed to reduce traffic congestion, improve safety and provide greater access to the precinct. Work includes the provision of an additional traffic lane and new separated shared paths for cyclists and pedestrians on both sides.
Sally Draper Architects, BKK Architecture, John Wardle Architecture and Watson Architecture & Design have submitted their ideas, designed to improve the look and feel of the bridge and surrounding area. Designs include lighting, viewing platforms and architectural features on the barriers of the bridge.
Sally Draper Architects:
John Wardle Architecture:
Watson Architecture & Design:
Feedback from the community will be used to finalise the look and feel of the upgraded bridge.