Woronora River Bridge

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Woronora River Bridge
Woronora Bridge 2.JPG
Woronora River Bridge, view towards Sutherland
Coordinates34°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
CarriesMotor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists
CrossesWoronora River
LocaleWoronora, New South Wales, Australia
Other name(s)Woronora Bridge
Maintained byRoads and Maritime Services
Characteristics
DesignBox girder bridge
MaterialPrestressed concrete
Total length522 metres (1,713 ft)
Width20.8 metres (68 ft)
Height34 metres (112 ft)
Longest span60
No. of spans10
History
Constructed byBarclay Mowlem Construction
Construction endFebruary 2001[1]

The Woronora River Bridge (also known as Woronora Bridge) is a four-lane 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 grades and hairpin bends on the previous route between the southern Sydney suburbs of Sutherland and Bangor. It was completed in 2001 and replaced the two-lane low level Woronora Bridge which opened in 1981, which in turn had replaced a 1912 single-lane timber bridge. The low level bridge remains in use for local traffic.

There is a walkway for cyclists and pedestrians on the northern side of the bridge, located just underneath the road. It can be accessed from Menai Road on the Bangor side and Prince Edward Park Road or River Road on the Sutherland side of the river.

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

Aerial view of the low and high level bridges

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

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