Blissful bridge

By David Schout

Evan Walker Bridge is noisy no more, after the footbridge connecting the CBD with Southbank was finally fixed by the City of Melbourne.

The half-a-million-dollar upgrade included the installation of new support blocks and steel fasteners to quieten what was colloquially known as the “noisy bridge”.

Users had become accustomed to the click-clacking on the pedestrian passage – named after the former Victorian planning minister – which was caused by a flaw in the design.

The noise produced by the bridge’s decking had become particularly loud at the northern end near Flinders Street Station.

The Evan Walker Bridge is just one of three footbridges the council recently announced it will upgrade.

Nearby Sandridge Bridge also received $165,000 worth of waterproofing upgrades, while Cr Capp announced $390,000 to replace timber decking with fibre reinforced polymer decking on the Birrarung Marr footbridge between Flinders Street Station and Melbourne Park.

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