Sydney’s $63m Bennelong Bridge – Australia’s largest piece of privately funded infrastructure – has launched to the public.
Unveiled on Sunday, Bennelong Bridge now cuts the distance between Wentworth Point and Rhodes from eight kilometres to 330 metres and has been built for pedestrians, cyclists and two new bus routes. The project was delivered under a voluntary planning agreement by the delivery group including four Wentworth Point landowners and headed by Billbergia Group, together with Sekisui House, Homebush Bay Holdings and Homebush Bay Properties.
The Bridge is 330metres in length, 13 metres wides and includes 2 bus-traffic lanes and a shared pedestrian cycle path, and is the only structure crossing Sydney Harbour prohibiting vehicles including private cars. The Bridge will service thousands of pedestrians and cyclists each day by linking 45-50km of walking and cycle tracks in the region.
Wentworth Point Landowners representative Rick Graf said the bridge was an essential component in the delivery of one Australia’s biggest urban renewal developments, and spurring significant and positive urban change to the geographic heart of metropolitan Sydney.