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Bridges & structures

Road bridges are a defining feature in the urban design of Peninsula Link. Each bridge structure is tagged with signature elements to indicate their status in the freeway network.

These signature elements are applied in the following ways:

  • Bridge abutments (the side supports on a bridge) are finished with glazed bricks representing the appropriate colour palette
  • All bridges have consistent form lined concrete bridge parapets (the safety barrier on the edge of the bridge) with the colour of the parapet rail matched to the glazed brick treatment

A blue palette indicates a key intersection in the network.

Yellow and gold indicate secondary crossings.

Shades of green mark the rural Moorooduc Plains at the freeway's southern end.

Water crossings

The freeway crosses numerous creeks and floodplains. Each water crossing:

  • Shares the same details as road crossings
  • Spill through abutments are beached in local stone

Walking and cycling path crossings

There are three pedestrian bridges constructed as part of the Peninsula Link shared use path. Each bridge is clad in steel in a zig-zag profile:

  • Frankston Freeway
  • Thompson Road
  • Willow Road

Retaining walls

Retaining walls along Peninsula Link reflect the environments around them. For example, in The Pines retaining walls are a modular precast concrete walling system in various colours with a stone like quality.

In locations where noise walls and retaining walls coincide, the design of the retaining wall and noise wall is the same. For example:

  • A Text finish is used on retaining walls in areas of Threshold design precinct
  • A Geology finish is used on retaining walls in areas of Cultural Landscapes design precinct