Sunday, August 29, 2010

‘Seafarers Bridge’ reflects rich maritime history


South Wharf’s striking new pedestrian bridge is fittingly named to reflect Melbourne’s rich maritime history.

Officially named in late 2009, the bridge is already popular with walkers and bike riders accessing Melbourne’s world-class Convention Centre and travelling to and from Docklands.


The name was selected following a call for submissions from the community. More than 500 submissions were received.

The name draws on the rich maritime history of the area and is a fitting connection to the nearby ‘Mission to Seafarers’ centre located at the bridge’s northern landing.




The Mission to Seafarers is an international organisation which cares for the practical and spiritual welfare of seafarers of all nationalities and faiths.

The Melbourne Mission, created in 1905, is a volunteer-managed facility providing a home away from home for approximately 12,000 seafarers visiting the Port of Melbourne annually.

This bridge forms a vital connection between the city’s waterfront and the river-front.


18 comments:

Rob said...

Very futuristic in design and visually appealing.

Luis Gomez said...

Great shots!

Randy said...

What an amazing bridge and photo.

Kaori said...

What a gorgeous bridge! So unique :D

joo said...

Terrific bridge - so modern!
Greetings:)

Hilda said...

Very interesting information and fabulous shots!

Ann said...

My submission would be baby opera house.

Francisca said...

Super shots and post of a very interesting bridge!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

This type of bridge construction seems to be very popular these days.

paul said...

You found some great angles to highlight the design of the bridge - and nice sky to set it off.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Fantastico ponte.
Ricco di storia ma anche nella struttura !!!
Bellissimo e moderno.
Grazie della visita e buona giornata.

cieldequimper said...

Ooooh what a lovely, lovely architecture!

Cezar and Léia said...

This bridge is so modern!Fascinating architecture!
Happy Sunday
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Elisa said...

It´s fantastic
Nice week end
Elisa, Argentina

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautiful structure, but your photos really are striking and bring it to life.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Ebie said...

A modern and futuristic structure! Beautiful photos and nice reflection shots too!

EG Wow said...

Very creative, the bridge and they way you shot it.

J Bar said...

Fantastic bridge.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

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