The Anzac Bridge is an 8-lane cable-stayed bridge spanning Johnstons Bay between Pyrmont and Glebe Island (part of the suburb of Rozelle), close to the central business district of Sydney, Australia. The bridge forms part of the Western Distributor leading from the Sydney CBD and Cross City Tunnel to the suburbs of the Inner West and Northern Sydney.Put Anzac Bridge into our Sydney trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sydney.
Glebe Island BridgeThere were two bridges over Johnstons Bay before the construction of the Anzac Bridge.
The first bridge was constructed as part of a project to move the abattoirs out of central Sydney, and to construct public abattoirs at Glebe Island. The first pile of the original bridge was driven in October 1860. The bridge was opened in 1862 and was a timber beam bridge 1,045ft long and 28ft wide with a 40ft swing section on the eastern side. It replaced a double steam punt crossing.
The second Glebe Island Bridge was an electrically operated swing bridge opened in 1903, the year after the opening of the new Pyrmont Bridge over Sydney's Darling Harbour, which has a similar design. The bridge was designed by Percy Allan of the New South Wales Public Works Department who also designed the Pyrmont Bridge. Delays due to increasing traffic, which were exacerbated by having to close a major arterial road to allow the movement of shipping into Blackwattle Bay, led to the construction of the present-day Anzac Bridge. The 1903 bridge is still standing, but there is no access to pedestrians or vehicular traffic.
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Anzac Bridge Reviews
Cable-stayed bridge allowing passage of cars, cyclists and pedestrians. There are amazing views and photo opportunities for those crossing Anzac Bridge. Sydney Harbour Bridge can even be seen. Cyclists and pedestrians can get onto Anzac Bridge from the Sydney Fish Market side using a winding ramp located at Quarry Master Drive.
Beautiful bridge. A must see in Sydney. It is in close proximity to the fish markets too. Easy to get to by public transport such as bus or light rail. It will look even better once the bays precinct project works are completed.
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