Sydney Metro's biggest pedestrian bridge lifted into place
Published 14 November 2018
SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES - The biggest pedestrian bridge on the $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest project has been lifted into place, in a precision nighttime operation over a major Sydney road.
The 80-metre-long bridge had to be lifted in two pieces over Old Windsor Road at Kellyville.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance said it’s another milestone on the game-changing transport project.
“Metro rail will help give people more choice on how they get around Sydney,” Mr Constance said.
“This new pedestrian bridge will make it easier for customers to get to the new Kellyville Station, one of 13 Sydney Metro stations opening next year.”
In a military-style operation, a 500 tonne crane was used to lift the two bridge spans, weighing a combined 157 tonnes.
The bridge is six metres above the road, and will help get customers safely over Old Windsor Road, providing access to the new station, as well as the Riley T-way bus stop.
The bridge opens next year at the same time as the new Kellyville Station, which will also include 1,360 commuter car parking spaces, four bus bays and parking and storage for 55 bicycles.
Sydney Metro services start in the second quarter of 2019 in the city’s north west, extending into the CBD and Bankstown in 2024 – when Sydney will have 31 metro stations and a new standalone metro railway.
Plenary is part of the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium contracted to deliver the operations, trains and systems part of the $8.3 billion project.
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