This is your first sneak peek of what will the first diagonal arch bridge to be designed and built in Australia.
Parramatta Council has released the design for a new pedestrian and cyclist bridge over Parramatta River, which lord mayor Andrew Wilson described as practical and stylish.
“It will help connect Western Sydney University’s Rydalmere campus with the CBD, further enhance our city’s ever-growing cycling and walking network, and support the higher density living in that area by providing direct access to the proposed light rail stop on Tramway Avenue,” he said.
“The Alfred Street bridge will be a true landmark that defines the river gateway to our city.”
The main arch will stand 30 metres above the river’s high water mark, and span 80 metres across the river. The deck itself will be 4.5 metres wide to cater for both pedestrians and cyclists and a growing population.
The diagonal arch bridge design involves a single diagonal arch across the river with the bridge deck threading through a series of support structures.
The council is finalising the funding for the project and may seek support from other possible funding partners.
Community feedback is being sought on the design for Alfred Street Bridge until October 28.
A number of pop-up information sessions will be held for the community to view the proposal and have a say.
You can view the plans at Parramatta Library or go to www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/cycling.