Connolly Avenue pedestrian bridge, Coburg

Project overview

Council is replacing the existing Merri Creek shared path bridge linking Connolly Avenue and De Chene Reserve which was damaged by flood waters in 2011 and 2013.

The new bridge is  being  constructed to a higher level to accommodate future flooding events and to meet Melbourne Water requirements. Board walks will be built either side of the bridge to meet DDA accessibility requirements.

A community meeting was held in August 2014 outlining the project scope and the need to adhere to Melbourne Water requirements. Further correspondence was distributed to residents in June 2015 outlining the final Melbourne Water approved design.

The project is now in the construction phase with works having commenced in mid January 2016. The existing bridge will be retained during the construction of the new bridge, minimising impacts on access along the shared path as much as possible.

Budget and timelines

  • Budget: $940,000 (2015/16)
  • Construction start date: January 2016
  • Construction end date: December 2016

Construction photos

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Further information

If you have any questions regarding the Connonly Avenue pedestrian bridge, contact Council on 9240 1111.

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