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Gasworks Bridge over Parramatta River

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23 May 2024

Gasworks Bridge closures

Maintenance work on Gasworks Bridge

Transport for NSW is carrying out remediation work on Gasworks Bridge at Macarthur Street, Parramatta. Work started in July 2023 and is expected to be completed by mid-2024.

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May 2024 - Gasworks Bridge full road closures

Gasworks Bridge will be temporarily closed to all traffic (including pedestrians and cyclists) for up to eight weekends between 3 May and 24 June 2024.

Northbound traffic will need to detour via:

  • George Street, Alfred Street, River Road West, James Ruse Drive, Thomas Street/Victoria Road and then back onto Macarthur Street.

or

  • Harris Street, Parkes Street/Hassall Street, James Ruse Drive, Thomas Street/Victoria Road and then back onto Macarthur Street.

Southbound traffic will need to detour via:

  • Victoria Road, Wilde Avenue and back onto George Street.

Upcoming weekend bridge shutdown dates, subject to change and weather permitting, will be between 7am to 6pm Saturday 25 May and 7am to 6pm Sunday 26 May.

  • Friday 31 May and Monday 3 June
  • Friday 7 June and Monday 10 June
  • Friday 14 June and Monday 17 June
  • Friday 21 June and Monday 24 June.

Please note Transport for NSW may not need to close Gasworks Bridge for all of the weekends listed above. Notification of all confirmed bridge closures will be displayed on variable message signage boards at least five days before any traffic changes come into effect.

Project information

Transport for NSW carried out investigation work on Gasworks Bridge at Macarthur Street, Parramatta in March and April 2022. This work identified that remediation work was needed for the structural steel elements of the bridge.

Bridge remediation work commenced on Monday 31 July 2023, with work activities including:

  • installation of a fully enclosed scaffolding system
  • removal of existing old (lead) paint and application of new protective paint
  • cleaning of the bridge drainage infrastructure
  • concrete and steel repairs to prevent future damage
  • rectification of the bridge timber planks
  • replacement of damaged bridge railing
  • scaffolding installation
  • minor mangrove trimming around the bridge
  • removal of graffiti.

Work is expected to be completed by mid-2024.

Did you know?

Gasworks Bridge is one of 41 lattice girder bridges built throughout New South Wales and Victoria. Construction on the bridge began in 1878, with work completed in 1885. The bridge was opened by the then Mayor of Parramatta, Joseph Smith.

The bridge is supported on large sandstone piers and has three (31 metres in length) truss spans and two steel beam approach spans. The bridge extends 110 metres in length and 6.8 metres in width and comprises of two narrow 3.4 metre road lanes with a walkway cantilevered on the western side of the bridge.

Since its construction the Gasworks Bridge has been an important item of transport infrastructure in NSW and has greatly contributed to the social and cultural development of Western Sydney.

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Fulton Hogan

Email: info.river@fultonhogan.com.au
Phone: 1800 568 981

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For further information about this project, please contact

Fulton Hogan

Email: info.river@fultonhogan.com.au
Phone: 1800 568 981
 

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