Woronora River Bridge

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Woronora River Bridge
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Woronora River Bridge, view towards Sutherland
Coordinates 34°01′10″S 151°02′57″E / 34.0194°S 151.0491°E / -34.0194; 151.0491Coordinates: 34°01′10″S 151°02′57″E / 34.0194°S 151.0491°E / -34.0194; 151.0491
Carries Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists
Crosses Woronora River
Locale Woronora, New South Wales, Australia
Other name(s) Woronora Bridge
Maintained by Roads and Traffic Authority
Characteristics
Design Box girder bridge
Material Prestressed concrete
Total length 522 metres (1,713 ft)
Width 20.8 metres (68 ft)
Height 34 metres (112 ft)
Longest span 60
No. of spans 10
History
Constructed by Barclay Mowlem Construction
Construction end February 2001[1]

The Woronora River Bridge (also known as Woronora Bridge) is a road bridge over the Woronora River at Woronora, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. When completed the bridge was the largest incrementally launched bridge in the Southern Hemisphere with horizontal and vertical curves.

The Woronora Bridge, was built to eliminate the steep descents and ascents for traffic between southern Sydney suburbs of Sutherland and Menai. The new high level bridge was completed in 2001 as an alternative to the old low level Woronora Bridge. There is a public walkway on the bridge located just underneath the road for bicycle and pedestrians. The path can be accessed from Menai Road on the Bangor side and Prince Edward Park Road or River Road on the Sutherland side.

The innovative design and leading-edge construction methods used during the bridge construction were recognised with the Australian Construction Achievement Award in 2002.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Woronora River Bridge". 10 April 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 

External links

  • Bridge on the Laing O’Rourke website
  • Bridge on the RTA website


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