Seafarers Bridge must be the most photographed part of South Wharf Promenade – and with good reason, it’s soooo good lookin’!
The bridge was completed in 2009 and spans 75 metres. It’s a popular route for pedestrians and cyclists. It was intended to frame the entrance to the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention centre.
The architects were Grimshaw Partners and the engineers of the cable-stayed bridge were Brown Consulting. There are three arches on the north side and four arches on the south side. It’s supported by steel ties connected to the elliptical arches.
The name of the bridge was selected from over 500 community submissions, and is a nod to the Mission to Seafarers – an international organisation supporting seafarers – which is housed in an historical building at the other end of the bridge to South Wharf Promenade.