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Webb Dock Bridge

Victoria - Melbourne region

4 based on 1 reviews
Location: Docklands, 1km from Melbourne
Length: 0.5 km
Surface: Sealed
Start / End: Docklands to Southbank
Public Transport: Bus, Train, Tram
Suitable for:
  • Cycling – Mountain BikesCycling – Mountain Bikes
  • Cycling – Touring and Hybrid BikesCycling – Touring and Hybrid Bikes
  • PramsPrams
  • Scooters and Inline SkatesScooters and Inline Skates
  • WalkingWalking
  • WheelchairsWheelchairs

Map Legend:

  • Rail Trail
  • On Road
  • Possible Rail Trail
  • Other Trail
  • former Railway

DETAILS

Why visit the Webb Dock Bridge?

The former Webb Dock Railway Bridge has been converted for use by pedestrians and cyclists.  

Trail Guide

The bridge runs parallel with the Charles Grimes road bridge and provides a connection over the Yarra between Docklands and South Bank.

Something to combine with all the other paths and attractions in the area.

Background Information

Traditional Owners

We acknowledge the Woiworung people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which the rail trail is built.

Railway history

The line was only open from 1986 to 1996 and some of the line remains in place up at the Lorimer St. end. The bridge shape was changed considerably of course to fit in with the area, especially the aboriginal “fishing net” shape on the Yarra’s Edge side, when it was opened in 2003.

A proposal (first raised in March 2014) to develop the unused rail corridor along Lorimer St, down Todd Rd, through Westgate Park and along the south side of the Westgate Freeway is dependent on decisions involving the future redevelopment of Fishermans Bend.

The Victorian Government released a future vision for the suburb in 2017 that will entail new public transport and cycling routes.

It is expected that once the sites for new underground rail stations as part of Melbourne Metro Two are decided, detailed planning for the rest of the transport network will proceed.

The repurposing of the old rail corridor remains an exciting opportunity for the development of an attractive urban rail trail.

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One review of “Webb Dock Bridge”

I rode this trail this morning (Tuesday 3rd April 2015), along with the Sandridge railway trail. It was a great morning for a bike ride along the Yarra – and the amount of development on the south bank is impressive. The actually Web bridge is a great crossing point – though the south end is curved, so going slow is necessary to make sure you don’t run into anyone. The biggest problem is signage needs to be improved – I found it hard to follow them to connect to the nearby trails.

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