Princes Bridge & Swan Street Bridge – Melbourne Australia – dir. Lawrence Gerver

Original Film Title: Princes Bridge & Swan Street Bridge – Melbourne Australia

Director’s Name: Lawrence Gerver

Country of Origin: Australia

Country of Filming: Australia

Language: English

Runtime: 6 minutes 51 seconds

Film Description:

Melbourne’s grandest and oldest Bridge. Listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, Princes Bridge connects St Kilda Road to Swanston Street alongside Flinders Street Railway Station.

A bridge has crossed the river at this point since 1845, the present Princes bridge being the third bridge across the Yarra at that location, a need to handle increased shipping traffic on the Yarra River and the river was widened to cope with this.

The Swan Street Bridge provides a vital connection, linking Melbourne’s CBD with its world-renowned sporting and recreation precincts. The Swan Street Bridge Upgrade as a significant opportunity to improve the pedestrian and cycling infrastructure and to enhance the urban design quality of the bridge.

The design provides for a highly functional river crossing, with streamlined circulation paths that operate under both daily and highly congested event conditions.

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