The City of Hobart is constructing a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the Tasman Highway in a $11 million development to connect the Cenotaph and Regatta Grounds with the rest of the Queens Domain.
The development was largely funded by the Anzac Centenary Public Fund at $8 million, with the other $3 million funded by the City of Hobart. The decision was made after the completion of the 2013 Queens Domain Master Plan when it was identified a link between the Cenotaph and Soldiers Memorial Avenue was needed.
Key features of the bridge include:
- Well-lit, for the safety of users
- Accessible to people of all abilities
- Four metres wide and approximately 200 metres long
- Over 6.5 m high for over-sized vehicles over two lanes of the Tasman Highway and a minimum of 5.4 m high over all other lanes
- A high quality design, which will display well both in day light and after dark
- Minimal impact on existing memorials, including trees.
The bridge will act as a major component in developing people-friendly pathways, linking the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre, Sullivans Cove and the Regatta Ground, the intercity cycleway, the many sporting facilities in the Domain and eventually to Macquarie Point.
For more information, head to the City of Hobart website