The upgrade of the historic Swan Street Bridge in 2009 ensured that one of Melbourne’s most iconic and busiest bridges would serve the city for many years to come. An important link to Melbourne sports and entertainment precinct, the bridge which first opened in 1952, experienced some movement on its south side due to Melbourne’s silt foundations. The upgrade included underpinning the bridge foundations, replacing approach slabs on the south side and replacing existing expansion joints. The landscaping and retaining walls were also upgraded. Carrying some 35,000 vehicles per day, most of the works that may have impacted traffic using the bridge took place in the evenings, with crews working around the clock to get the project completed as quickly as possible.