Build a bridge and get over it - at Barangaroo
NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance today announced the opening of a new pedestrian bridge over Sydney’s Sussex Street providing direct access into the Barangaroo precinct.
Mr Constance said the new bridge has been delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $306 million Wynyard Walk project.
“This is one of many new landmarks appearing on Sydney’s changing western foreshore – providing a new access point to this rapidly developing area,” Mr Constance said.
“The new pedestrian bridge will connect to the new Wynyard Walk tunnel which is currently under construction.
“Transport customers will also use the bridge to access the new Barangaroo Ferry Hub which is due to be completed in 2016.”
The six-metre wide bridge allows for current and future pedestrian demand into the new Barangroo precinct. Earlier this year three 42 tonne bridge beams were lifted into place over Sussex Street to build the structure.
Wynyard Walk will allow pedestrians to travel from Wynyard Station to the Barangaroo waterfront in approximately six minutes, avoiding steep inclines and increasingly busy CBD road crossings.
Together with a new western entrance to Wynyard Station on Clarence Street, an underground walkway and a new public plaza at the corner of Kent and Napoleon Streets, the new bridge will make walking between the Wynyard transport hub and Barangaroo a quick, convenient and accessible option.
The Barangaroo development is expected to accommodate up to 23,000 office workers and attract up to 33,000 visitors each day when complete.