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Webb Dock Bridge

Victoria - Melbourne region

2.8 based on 4 reviews
Location: Docklands, 1 km from Melbourne CBD
Length: 0.2 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

  • Rail Trail
  • On Road
  • Potential RT
  • Other Trail
  • Former Railway
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The former Webb Dock Railway Bridge has been converted into a shared path, providing a much-needed link between Docklands and Southbank

Nearby Attractions

  • Docklands and Docklands Stadium
  • Bay Trail
  • Westgate Park
  • Sandridge Railside Trail
  • Capital City Trail
  • Royal Botanic Gardens

Last updated: 4 May 2024

The bridge runs parallel to the Charles Grimes road bridge and provides a connection over the Yarra between Docklands and Southbank, which is useful when checking out all the other paths and attractions in the area.

For public transport options go to ‘GET AROUND’ below

Public Transport

The free Route 35 City Circle tram service runs fairly close to the northern end of the Webb Bridge about every 15 minutes from 10am to 6pm every day, except Christmas and Good Friday, but this only takes walkers. Nearest train stations are Southern Cross and Flinders St where most services stop. From there you’ll need to follow our map.

Refer to the PTV web page for map and timetables, or the navigation app of your choice.

Do you know of a bike hire or transportation service on this rail trail that should appear here? If so, let us know at admin@railtrails.org.au.

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5 reviews of “Webb Dock Bridge”

Lovely brutalist style bridge, cool curved cornering at the southern end and accessible from the Sandridge (Port Melbourne) rail trail however this review is longer than the 188m trail (not 0.5km). Moving on to the next one.

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.

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 Webb Dock Line was only open from 1986 to 1996 and some of the tracks remain in place along Lorimer St. The bridge’s shape was changed considerably to blend in with its surroundings, especially the aboriginal “fishing net” shape on the Yarras Edge side. 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 redevelopment of Fishermans Bend.

The Victorian Government released its vision for the Fishermans Bend suburb in 2017 that would entail new public transport and cycling routes. It is expected that once the sites are decided for Melbourne Metro Two’s subway stations, detailed planning for the rest of the transport network will proceed. The repurposing of the rail corridor remains an exciting opportunity for an attractive urban rail trail.

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