Proposed $30M Melbourne Bridge Expected to Attract More Visitors and Cheap Campervan Hire Users

Two of Melbourne’s most loved green spaces are most likely to get a new feature that locals, tourists, and cheap campervan hire users will surely love. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has proposed the construction of a bridge that will connect Birrarung Marr and Alexandra Gardens. This will make it much easier for visitors to go from Point A to Point B.

The truss bridge, which is 110 metres long and nine metres wide, would allow cyclists and pedestrians to cross over to the northern side of the Yarra River. The structure would be freestanding, with no pylons holding it up. According to reports, the construction of the bridge is expected to cost around $30 million. While it may be pricy, it is likely to attract more visitors to the city, including those travelling in a campervan. It is expected to provide convenience for the locals, as well, because it would make it much easier for them to reach the boat sheds from Birrarung Marr.

The proposed bridge will also create a “garden walk” that would link the local museum to the botanical gardens. This will allow locals, visitors, and cheap campervan hire users to enjoy a lovely stroll while being surrounded by greenery. Rob Watson, the bridge’s architect, meanwhile, assured everyone that the structure would not block water craft because the vertical clearance of the proposed bridge would be similar to the clearance of Swan Street Bridge.

The bridge was initially designed by Watson for the Italian city of Rome. However, Italian officials turned it down. This has prompted Mayor Doyle to bring up the idea of building the bridge in Melbourne instead because it is expected to benefit Melburnians and people visiting the city, including those who will be arriving in a campervan. However, the Melbourne City Council has yet to transform the mayor’s idea into an official proposal.

Despite of this, Architect Watson has shown a hint of optimism regarding the construction of the bridge. According to him, the master plan for Birrarung Marr had always included a bridge when it was built in the 1990s. “There was always one planned (around that location),” he said. If the city council decided to approve the project, the bridge would definitely be a sight to see, especially for cheap campervan hire users.

But for the meantime, there are still many attractions and tourists spots to visit in Melbourne as everyone awaits the construction of the proposed bridge. So if you want to see what the Victorian capital has in store for you, get cheap campervan hire services and drive yourself to Melbourne.