Swan Street Bridge
Project client / VicRoads
Role / Construction documentation, Landscaping documentation, and lighting plan
Value of project / $30 million
Project Sector / Infrastructure
Stage / ongoing
Builder / Seymour Whyte
Synopsis / The bridge upgrade was seen as an opportunity by VicRoads, to improve congestion and traffic flow on this significant link between Melbourne’s CBD and the inner-east suburbs. The new design enhances the surrounding urban design, as well as the sporting and cultural history of the area, and improves not only vehicular access, but benefits cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians too. The bridge has added an additional lane for car traffic and a 4m wide cantilevered shared user path to either side of the bridge, for pedestrians and cyclists. The bridge was designed by Melbourne based, BKK Architects, who engaged Detail 3 for design development and documentation assistance. Further into the project, Detail 3 was engaged by the builder directly, to continue with further documentation of the landscaping, lighting plan, and Urban design. The bridge and its surrounding landscaping is estimated for completion by February 2019.