Swan Street Bridge Upgrade

Adding an extra lane for drivers heading east and providing safer and better access for joggers and cyclists


5traffic lanes over the bridge

4mWidth of new shared walking and cycling paths


We’ve now upgraded the Swan Street Bridge by building an extra traffic lane as well as better walking and cycling paths to remove a key inner city bottleneck and improve safety.

The nearly 70-year-old bridge carries around 30,000 vehicles every day and more than 1,000 pedestrians per hour after major events.

The upgrade helps to improve traffic flow in the eastbound direction, particularly during peak periods, and provide safer access across the bridge for pedestrians and cyclists.

Work started on the Swan Street Bridge in 2017 and the project was completed in mid-2018.

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The Swan Street Bridge upgrade is now complete, with five lanes of traffic flowing over the bridge.


Major Road Projects Victoria has delivered the Swan Street Bridge upgrade. Visit the project website for more information.

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