What you need to know

Afton Street pedestrian bridge closure

Afton Street Bridge

If you walk, run or cycle around the Maribyrnong River you’ll notice we’ve temporarily closed the Afton Street Pedestrian Bridge.

We’re working to make the bridge better, replacing the old wooden decking and railing with a more sturdy steel railing and slip-resistant decking.

This will make the bridge stronger and safer for all community members.

The bridge will be closed from Monday, 2 March 2020. We’re hoping to reopen the bridge by the start of July.

We know that seems like a long time, but it’s a big job!

The work includes the demolition, then rebuilding of all the timber joists, decking, and handrails.

We’ll also repaint the bridge.

In the meantime, the shortest detour is via the Raleigh Road Bridge, it’ll add around 3.5 km to your journey.

We apologise for the inconvenience but the bridge will be back and better than ever soon.

Keep an eye on our website, we’ll provide updates as the work progresses.

Update April 2020 – Works are continuing on the Afton Street Bridge with coating works underway and the decking coming up in sections. Works are on schedule and we’re still planning on re-opening the bridge in July.