Walmer Street Bridge works commence on southern end

Sunday 23 April 2023

Detour map for Walmer Street Bridge Closure

Construction works are set to begin at the southern end of the Walmer Street Bridge in May 2023.

As a requirement of their development permit, Salta will be completing the reconstruction of the southern end of the bridge, including ramp and stair access to Walmer Street Plaza. Works will also include revegetation of the riverbank. 

The bridge was closed in mid-August 2022 as the City of Boroondara undertook the reconstruction of the bridge’s northern end.

Boroondara’s works have been delayed and will be completed by early November 2023.

Salta anticipates they will complete their works at the southern end of the bridge by December 2023 allowing access to the bridge again.

The Walmer Street Bridge connects Abbotsford in Yarra and Kew in Boroondara. Alternative routes for pedestrians and cyclists will be in place during this period.

The City of Yarra and City of Boroondara continue to advocate for a new fit-for-purpose mid span bridge at Walmer Street to compliment the newly constructed approaches and to be funded by the Victorian Government to better meet the needs of cyclists and pedestrian now and into the future.


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