Princes Bridge
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Neighborhood: Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Princes Bridge links the north and south of Melbourne, crossing the Yarra River, and connecting Swanston St to St Kilda Road. When Melbourne was settled in 1835, there was no convenient river crossing. Princes Bridge, opened in 1888, it was the third bridge built on the site. It is built of concrete and bluestone, colonial Melbourne's favorite building materials. Princes Bridge is 30 meters (99 feet) wide and 120 meters (400 feet) long. It carries road traffic, pedestrians and trams. The bridge is the focus of numerous celebrations, including Moomba and New Year's Eve. Princes Bridge is Heritage listed. To see the Bridge, you can walk from Flinders St Station, or take any tram going south on Swanston St.
Written February 13, 2021
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Victoria, Australia82,165 contributions
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Apr 2021
This magnificent bridge will take you from the busy hub in the city across to the art's district in the city. The present bridge was built in 1888 and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

At the time of Australia's federation on 1 January 1901, Melbourne became the seat of government of the federation. The first federal parliament was convened on 9 May 1901 in the Royal Exhibition Building, subsequently moving to the Victorian Parliament House where it was located until 1927, when it was moved to Canberra. So, Melbourne is like a defacto capital for the nation. :)

When you stand here on this bridge, you can see why... it's heartbeat is strong. The Yarra runs through the centre of the city and people are enjoying the many delights of the city. There is never a time where you walk over this bridge where tourists aren't taking photos from it or of it.

It's got to be part of. your city experience.
Written April 3, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,342 contributions
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Mar 2020
Princes Bridge connects the CBD to Melbourne's southern suburbs. Pedestrians cross the bridge to get to the National Gallery of Victoria and the Arts Precinct. It's also popular with cyclists. Trams going down St Kilda Road traverse the bridge. When John Batman declared "this is the place for a village" in 1835, it was obvious Melborne needed a good bridge. Construction of the current bridge was completed in 1888. The bridge is 30 metres wide and 120 metres (400 feet) long. This sturdy bridge is made of bluestone (Melbourn's favourie construction material), granite, concrete and cast iron. It's been serving Melbournians for over 100 years. Princes Bridge is one of the oldest Arch Bridges still in use. .By the way, the bridge was named after Edward, Prince of Wales, who later became KIng Edward VII.
Written March 28, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Princes Bridge spans the Yarra River, connecting the northern and southern sections of Melbourne. This historic bridge carries cars, buses, trams and pedestrians. Mostly the bridge carries pedestrian traffic. It's the best route to get to the National Gallery of Victoria and the Arts Precinct on the southern side of the Yarra. Prince Bridge has proved to be durable and has lasted from the 19th century to the present. Main building materials are granite and wrought iron. Princes Bridge is quite beautiful, you can cross the bridge any time of day or night. It's a free attraction.
Written April 9, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Few things are more iconic than Princes Bridge. The bridge connects the city and Melbourne's southern suburbs. You can also take a short walk over the bridge along Kilda Rd to the Arts Centre and National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). The Princes Bridge Hotel, better known as Young & Jacksons, is located in Swanston St at the city end of the bridge. It's one of Melbourne's best-known rendezvous.
Written September 18, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Princes Bridge is an essential link between the North and South of Melbourne. The Bridge spans the River Yarra, it's the heart of Melbourne. You can cross by car, tram or on foot. The bridge dates from 1888, it's an engineering feat that has stood firm for over a century.
Written November 25, 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,754 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Princes Bridge, named in honour of the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, was built in 1888, in time for the second International Exhibition held in Melbourne. It is a beautiful bridge over the Yarra River, and is heritage listed. It connects two very important of Melbourne, north and south and acts as a kind of meeting place for people and events. The historic Flinders Street Station is next to it and many other significant sights are nearby as well.
Written May 19, 2021
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Abby
Cardigan, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
The bridge which separates the cbd and the southbank area. We got great views from here. Fed square is near, as is flinders street station, so you can tick of a lot of the tourist must sees in just a short space of time.
Written April 3, 2019
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,254 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Even though it connects St Kilda Road and Swanston Street over the well-known Yarra River, and as with many smaller bridges, I wouldn’t really say that the princess bridge is an attraction as such.

However, the crossing itself will provide you with several great vantage view points over Birrarung Ma, the Alexandra Gardens and the MCG among others to the East.

To the West, a variety of places located along the Yarra River including; Southbank, Batman Park, Crown Casino and beyond.

Thus, the bridge provides some exceptional photo opportunities, especially during sunset and the early evening.
Written March 27, 2019
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia4,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
The Princes Bridge is the connecting point from Swanston Street on the north bank of the Yarra and St Kilda Road on the south bank. Opened in 1888 it is 120 meters long and carries both vehicle and trams across in both directions.
Written January 30, 2021
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