The Walmer Street Bridge crosses the Yarra River, just north of the intersection between Victoria Street and Burnley Street.

Location of Walmer Street Bridge. Image credit: Apple Maps, Streets Alive Yarra.
Walmer St Bridge from the riverbank. Image credit: Walmer St Bridge Coalition on Facebook.

Usage

The Walmer Street Bridge is used by people walking and cycling along the Main Yarra Trail and the Capital City Trail.

People walking and cycling over Walmer St Bridge. Image credit: Walmer St Bridge Coalition on Facebook.
Key element of Main Yarra Trail and Capital City Trail. Image credit: Walmer St Bridge Coalition on Facebook.

Problem

The problem is that the existing bridge is too narrow and not fit for purpose; and there is a limited ‘window of opportunity’ to build a new bridge, owing to rapid development on the southern riverbank.

Solution

The solution is to build a new, wider bridge, before access is restricted.

Proposal for a new Walmer St Bridge. Image credit: Walmer St Bridge Coalition on Facebook.

Walmer Street Bridge Coalition

Supporters of a new bridge include the Walmer Street Bridge Coalition, consisting of Yarra and Boroondara Councils, the Walmer Street Action Group, Collingwood and Abbotsford Residents Association (CARA), and the Yarra and Boroondara Bicycle User Groups:

Walmer Street Bridge Coalition on Facebook

Local champion

Your local champions for the Walmer Street Bridge are the Yarra Bicycle User Group and the Boroondara Bicycle User Group. View all of Streets Alive Yarra’s champions on our supporters page.

A new bridge urgently needs to built across the Yarra River at Walmer Street for the changing needs of the Abbotsford and Kew areas. 

Yarra and Boroondara BUGs