The new Jim Stynes Bridge in Melbourne’s Docklands built by Cox Architects Pty Ltd was opened to the public by Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy.

Cox Architecture Managing Director Patrick Ness described the occasion as a proud moment for the company. The new bridge provides a vital missing link for pedestrians, cyclists and commuters between Melbourne’s CBD, and the key precincts of Docklands and Southbank.

According to Mr Ness, a key objective while conceptualising the design for the Jim Stynes Bridge was to merge engineering, architecture and landscape, creating a landmark design.

The bridge brings together several key community tracks, and connects the city to the Northbank Precinct.

The new Jim Stynes Bridge addressed the barrier to pedestrians and cyclists on the Yarra River’s north bank in the existing vehicular bridge delivering traffic from the southern motorways to the Melbourne CBD and Docklands.

Designed as a horizontal suspension bridge, the Jim Stynes Bridge arcs out 30 metres over the river, providing a smooth transition for cyclists and pedestrians. 

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