Eastern Freeway – heritage ?

Repost this day 2 years ago :

A lot of fuss today about ‘heritage listing a freeway’ but it’s actually the bridges on the #EasternFreeway that are focus of the listing, and they’re great ! The first and last time engineers were asked to make them interesting ‘without regard to cost’. The lead design engineer was Bruce Day and they were built 1971-77; I reckon he got inspiration more or less from good ole #MarcelBreuer, though there must be other similar bridges somewhere.

2021 update : this went to appeal to the @heritagecouncilvic, and they said no ! Not terrifically surprised, it was a big ask, but their reasons not very convincing – ‘did not influence freeway design’, of course not, it was a one-off ! Plus yes the roadway has changed.

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