Hoddle Bridge

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Hoddle Bridge
Punt road bridge.jpg
Coordinates 37°49′49″S 144°59′16″E / 37.83028°S 144.98778°E / -37.83028; 144.98778Coordinates: 37°49′49″S 144°59′16″E / 37.83028°S 144.98778°E / -37.83028; 144.98778
Carries Punt Road
Crosses Yarra River
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Design Continuous reinforced concrete T-beam
Opened December 22, 1938 (1938-12-22)[1][2][3]

The Hoddle Bridge is an arch bridge over the Yarra River between Richmond and South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia.[4] It carries Punt Road across the Yarra. It is a four-lane road bridge with narrow footpaths on either side. It is of continuous reinforced concrete T-beam construction with five segmental arched spans, supported on transverse piers, and linked by concrete cross-beams.

The bridge, named after Robert Hoddle, replaced an earlier footbridge, which in turn had replaced a punt service.


  1. ^ "Advertising". Camperdown Chronicle. XLII, (7132). Victoria, Australia. 24 December 1938. p. 8. Retrieved 26 September 2016 – via National Library of Australia. , ...The Premier paid a tribute to the co-operation of the Melbourne City Council with the Government in the provision of Hoddle-bridge when he opened the bridge on Thursday...
  2. ^ "AUSTRALASIAN NEWS IN BRIEF". Weekly Times (3718). Victoria, Australia. 31 December 1938. p. 6. Retrieved 26 September 2016 – via National Library of Australia. , ..Hoddle Bridge, Melbourne's latest traffic link between the southern and northern municipalities at Punt Road, was officially opened last week by the Premier...
  3. ^ "I'M TELLING THE WORLD". The Argus (Melbourne) (31,046). Victoria, Australia. 2 March 1946. p. 16 (The Argus Week-end Magazine). Retrieved 26 September 2016 – via National Library of Australia. , ...Hoddle Bridge, which now spans the Yarra at Punt rd, was opened to traffic on December 22 1938, and named after Mr R. Hoddle the first surveyor of the City of Melbourne...
  4. ^ "Hoddle Bridge, Yarra River, Heritage Overlay HO281". Victorian Heritage Database. Heritage Victoria.