Widening works on the Swan Street Bridge

Dec 16, 2017 | Melbourne, Roads, Yarra River

There are transport infrastructure upgrade works happening all over Melbourne’s suburbs at the moment, from the Level Crossing Removal works (featured in the previous post) to the extra lanes being added to the Tullamarine and Monash Freeways.  Closer to the CBD is one of the city’s most important river crossings, the Swan Street Bridge.

You can see the extra width being added to the Swan Street Bridge in this photo, which should help alleviate the bottleneck river-crossing for traffic heading to or from Richmond, or dangerous goods trucks not permitted to use the tunnels.  The works were supposed to be completed by the end of this year, but inaccurate hand drawn plans from the 1940s delayed progress.

Check out the Gallery for more photos recently taken around the Swan Street crossing of Melbourne’s Yarra River.