Iconic footbridge gets a makeover

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Iconic footbridge gets a makeover

Restoration works on the footbridge linking Fairbairn Park in Moonee Valley with Pipemakers Park in Maribyrnong are complete.

The Pipemakers Park footbridge, which was erected in 1995 and spans 68 metres, has been cleaned and freshly painted. Repair works have also been carried out.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr John Sipek said the restoration was a joint project between Moonee Valley and Maribyrnong City Councils.

“The footbridge is a special part of Pipemakers Park and its surrounds and provides an important link between the two municipalities over the Maribyrnong River,” Cr Sipek said.

“It was great to work together with Maribyrnong City Council to ensure the footbridge looks its best and is in top condition for the locals and visitors who use it every day.”

Maribyrnong Mayor Cr Cuc Lam said the footbridge is believed to be the longest of its kind in the world.

“The iconic bridge is an important landmark for locals in both municipalities and it’s great to see it restored to its former glory,” Cr Lam said.

“It is great to see Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley Councils working collaboratively to benefit the community.”

Contact for journalists:

Kate Murphy, Media Advisor
Phone: 03 9243 1645; Mobile 0419 507 339; Email: media@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 4:30 AM