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pedestrian bridge
birrarung marr
2003

The Pedestrian Bridge in
Birrarung Marr is a 300m long
timber and steel structure
linking the upper platform of
the park to Speakers Corner.

The bridge links the city to the
river, the constructed
environment to the natural and

provides a transition between
the rigid gridded forms of one
and the fluid nature of the
other. It explores the ideas of
rhythm and movement,
containment and exposure,
texture and sound.

Its central steel spine is
profiled in response to the
spacing of the support
columns which vary with the

distance of the bridge above
the ground. The superstructure
is a delicately crafted series of
timber beams and decking.

swaney draper
architects

photographer
trevor mein

 

 

Pedestrian Bridge Birrarung Mar01
Pedestrian Bridge Birrarung Mar02
Pedestrian Bridge Birrarung Mar03
Pedestrian Bridge Birrarung Mar04
Pedestrian Bridge Birrarung Mar05
Pedestrian Bridge Birrarung Mar06
Pedestrian Bridge Birrarung Mar07