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Two new bike bridges looking for a name
Two new bike bridges looking for a name

Two great new bike bridges over the West Gate Freeway are getting the finishing touches — fancy urban design, fabulous lighting, safe access and super-wide pathways — everything you would want.

But there is something missing.

They are the bridges without a name.

The West Gate Tunnel project is going to fix that, but it wants your help.

The bridges—at Muir Street and at Rosala Avenue—are the subject of a naming competition.

There are prizes up for grabs for the winning names, including a VIP invitation to the community open day, an exclusive behind the scenes project experience and a $100 voucher to be used at an inner west business.

The new walking and biking bridges replace two quite ordinary structures that bikes probably should not have been using.

The new ones, developed in consultation with Bicycle Network, will not only be a great connection for the local communities in Yarraville, Spotswood, and Altona Northand Brooklyn, but will play an important role in linking up bike routes in the area once the West Gate Tunnel project is completed.

You’re invited to enter a competition give the new bridges names.

The WGT says the names should reflect the spirit of the inner west community, such as honouring a significant historical person or event, referencing local plants, wildlife, or geographical features, or even highlighting the diversity of past inhabitants, cultures, or activities in the area.

Enter now at www.westgatetunnelproject.vic.gov.au/nameyourbridges.

This article was made possible by the support of Bicycle Network's members who enable us to make bike riding better in Australia.