Seafarers Bridge

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Seafarers Bridge
South Wharf Foot Bridge.jpg
Night View of the Seafarers Bridge
Carries Pedestrians, Bicycles
Crosses Yarra River
Locale Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Maintained by City of Melbourne
Architect Grimshaw Partners
Engineering design Brown Consulting
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Material Steel
Longest span 75 metres (246 ft)
Construction end January 2009
Coordinates 37°49′25″S 144°57′07″E / 37.823572°S 144.951915°E / -37.823572; 144.951915Coordinates: 37°49′25″S 144°57′07″E / 37.823572°S 144.951915°E / -37.823572; 144.951915

The Seafarers Bridge is a footbridge over the Yarra River between Docklands and South Wharf in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The bridge connects the north and south banks of the river while providing a formal entrance to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The bridge main span is supported by steel ties connected to elliptical arches, with three arches on the north side and four arches on the south side.

The bridge was named in homage to the ‘Mission to Seafarers’ centre located nearby on the northern bank of the Yarra River and to represent Melbourne’s rich maritime history.

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