Southgate Bridge

Southgate Pedestrian Bridge – Melbourne

Built in 1989 the Southgate pedestrian bridge over the Yarra River in Melbourne provides the main pedestrian link for thousands of workers and tourists between Flinders Street Station and the Southgate business and entertainment precinct. Originally finished with traditional Merbau timber decking and more recently painted on 2 previous occasions with “anti slip” paints the maintenance of this this high profile location had in respect excessive wear, reduced safety and poor visual aesthetics become a concern for the Melbourne City Council. In late 2006 City Wide services on behalf of MCC specified the removal of the existing timber deck and…