The Alfred Street Bridge, a new pedestrian and cyclist connection over the Parramatta River is complete and was officially opened yesterday. The new bridge is 4.5 m wide and is almost 200m long and is the first true diagonal steel arch bridge in Australia.
The opening follows months of dedication and commitment to finalise the design of the bridge from 90% and deliver the works to construct the bridge, linking the northern and southern riverbanks between Baludarri Drive and Alfred Street. The delicate operations to lift and position the 115-tonne steel arch and 110-tonne steel deck structures to construct the bridge were a huge success, a testament to the meticulous planning by the team.
CEO Mark Bruzzone said “Congratulations to everyone involved in the collaborative effort to deliver the Alfred Street Bridge. Our sincere thanks to the City of Parramatta Council for entrusting us with this complex project, to their designers Bonacci Infrastructure, to S&L Steel, to all our other partners involved, and to the community for their patience during construction.”
The Alfred Street Bridge has been co-funded by the City of Parramatta Council and the NSW Government.
Photo credit: The Guthrie Project
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