Princes Bridge protected with anti-terror barricades
by: Australian Bollards on
Temporary water-filled barricades have popped up along the heavily populated Princes Bridge in Melbourne over the past week. Intended to protect pedestrians from terror attacks and possible VBIED’s after the bridge was identified as an at-risk location.
Other temporary concrete blocks have been installed at popular public spaces such as Federation Square, the MCG, Queen Victoria Market, Southern Cross Station, Flinders St Station and Boathouse Drive under Princes Bridge to block unauthorised vehicle access.
These concrete blocks are not sturdy or durable enough to withstand Melbourne’s weather conditions and the possible occurrence of a VBIED attack. We purposefully have designed VBIED bollards with high impact features and materials that protect pedestrians and assets from these attacks.
These products are a part of our Streetscape Range, which offers a soft approach to hard security with a range of aesthetically pleasing designs and shapes. These products are offered in cast iron, stainless steel and granite.
The barricades and bollards are apart of a $10 million safety upgrade to keep Melbourne city safe. An alert system and CCTV cameras will also be installed, enabling police to send out mass warnings of impending threats to public safety.