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NO BRIDGE TOO FAR FOR LIGHT RAIL PROJECT

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Six new bridges will be built and another five bridges modified in the Greater Parramatta area, as part of the Parramatta Light Rail works. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the bridges at Westmead, Parramatta, Camellia, Rosehill and Dundas will support dual-track light rail as well as an active transport link. “Greater Parramatta … Continue reading “NO BRIDGE TOO FAR FOR LIGHT RAIL PROJECT”

Six new bridges will be built and another five bridges modified in the Greater Parramatta area, as part of the Parramatta Light Rail works.

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the bridges at Westmead, Parramatta, Camellia, Rosehill and Dundas will support dual-track light rail as well as an active transport link.

“Greater Parramatta will be revitalised over the next three years with much more than a new light rail network – there will be better connections between communities thanks to new walking and cycling paths,” Mr Constance said.

Work on the 11 bridges across the Parramatta region includes (see map attached):

Member for Parramatta Geoff Lee said light rail will be incorporated into a number of historic bridges, with the 1839 Lennox Bridge in Parramatta’s CBD to support light rail and pedestrians instead of car traffic, and the Parramatta River Bridge at Camellia, built in 1895 and modified in 1995, widened to accommodate an active transport link.

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“The upgraded bridge designs have been sensitively engineered to pay respect to the past, while supporting new technology and infrastructure,” said Dr Lee.

“We are also taking care to minimise the impact construction of the new bridges has to the local community, by using pre-cast materials that can be installed over just a few days.”

The Parramatta Light Rail will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia, and is expected to open in 2023.

Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2020/10/06/no-bridge-too-far-for-light-rail-project/

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