Monday 13 November 2017


South Wharf’s striking pedestrian "Seafarers' Bridge" is fittingly named to reflect Melbourne’s rich maritime history. Officially named in late-2009, the bridge is popular with walkers and bike riders accessing Melbourne’s world-class Convention Centre and travelling to and from Docklands.The name was selected following a call for submissions from the community. More than 500 submissions were received.

The name draws on the rich maritime history of the area and is a fitting connection to the nearby "Mission to Seafarers" centre located at the bridge’s northern landing.The Mission to Seafarers is an international organisation which cares for the practical and spiritual welfare of seafarers of all nationalities and faiths.The Melbourne Mission, created in 1905, is a volunteer-managed facility providing a home away from home for approximately 12,000 seafarers visiting the Port of Melbourne annually.This bridge forms a vital connection between the city’s waterfront and the river-front.

This post is part of the Mosaic Monday meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme.


  1. Wow! I love bridges. Seafarers' Bridge is well named.

  2. The bridge could not have been given a more fitting name, bridging the seafarers lives at sea with time spent on land, perfect, great mosaic.

  3. It amazes me that Australia has so many architectural feats! wonder if they all moved to your country:):) Beautiful and amazing work! Also your captures of it:) Thank you much for linking it to All Seasons!

  4. The white structures on the left of the bridge evoked childhood memories of a Slinky. Terrific design!