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Parramatta Bridge

Parramatta Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge

[ Infrastructure ]

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Located strategically between Western Sydney University and the Parramatta CBD, the Parramatta Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge is envisioned as a prominent local landmark and an active gateway to the city.

The diagonal arch bridge is an elegant single span centred on the visual and navigable channel of the Parramatta River, and is the first of its kind to be designed and constructed in Australia. The design respectfully considers the visual setting from all angles towards and away from the bridge, and provides an ever-changing structural form harmoniously integrated within the surrounding landscape.

 
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The Parramatta Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge will maximise access to and from the surrounding street network, whilst simultaneously promoting a smooth, joyful journey and user safety through environmental design. Furthermore, the design also works to balance aesthetics and quality of the user experience with buildability, ease of maintenance, and construction and whole of life costs.

The bridge... will help connect Western Sydney University’s Rydalmere campus with the CBD, further enhance our city’s ever-growing cycling and walking network.

The Alfred Street bridge will be a true landmark that defines the river gateway to our city.
— Andrew Wilson, Parramatta’s Lord Mayor
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Project Details:

City of Parramatta, Sydney.
In Progress.

Collaboration:

Bonacci Infrastructure and Lat27