Swan St Bridge Refurb – Bluestone Cladding
An additional Eastbound vehicular lane and separated cycle & pedestrian lanes in each direction will ease congestion for motorists and provide a safer crossing for pedestrians and cyclists.
BKK Architects’ design draws inspiration from landmarks including Victorian Arts Centre and the rowers who make their way up and down the Yarra River each morning.
The abutments at each embankment will showcase Sawn Bluestone cladding, maintaining Melbourne’s love affair with the subtle colour of the stone. The large bluestone panels deliver a visual scale of solidity, grounding the structure to the bank.
The stone is fixed to the in-situ concrete substrate using 8, 10 & 12mm stoneclips.
Main contractor, Seymore Whyte awarded the installation to Image Paving and Sky Group who are making great progress due to the simplicity of the stoneclip system.