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Bridge taking shape on Sydney Gateway

Crews working on the Sydney Gateway project have reached a new milestone with the first of two twin arch bridges now in place as the project passes 70 per cent completion.

Crews working on the Sydney Gateway project have reached a new milestone with the first of two twin arch bridges now in place as the project passes 70 per cent completion.

Sydney Gateway will provide a new, toll-free connection from St Peters Interchange to improve journey times to Sydney Airport, the M5 and Eastern Distributor. The Gateway is forecast to carry up to 10,000 heavy vehicles per day.

The NSW Government announced the project in 2018, describing it as the missing link in Sydney’s motorway network.

The twin arch bridges together will be wider than the Sydney Harbour Bridge and will eventually have capacity for 100,000 vehicles a day in a new link to the Sydney Airport precinct.

The arch bridges each weigh over 3500 tonnes, are 108 metres long and 26 metres wide.


 

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Work is now underway on site to construct the second twin arch bridge, which is planned to be launched over the canal towards the end of 2023.

Minister for Roads John Graham said the project has so far created over 500 jobs, with some construction materials being sourced from Sydney and Newcastle.

“Sliding the arch bridge into place across the canal was an impressive piece of engineering and will have a lasting impact on the way motorists access Sydney Airport and the international terminal once completed,” Graham said.

“It has been clear for a long time that a traffic solution was needed to the road network around the airport and I am sure the travelling public look forward to the toll-free Sydney Gateway opening.”

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