|March 2011 (-33.882 deg., 151.206 deg.) Railway Square Underbridge|
At the other end of the station (across Eddy Avenue) is an old stone masonry bridge (1856). According to the Heritage Council Website, "The overbridge at Railway Square .... opened the same day as the main railway in 1855 and is the oldest piece of railway infrastructure remaining in NSW and the only known feature built by the original Sydney Railway Company."
Central Station has several levels for different modes of transportation. The Railway Square Underbridge provides trams and buses access to the station and is the oldest railway bridge in Australia that's still in use. We'll take a closer look at this bridge tomorrow.
Australia's Bridges: Railway Square Underbridge at Sydney's Central Station (1) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Just to be clear, this bridge (depicted) is not the Railway Square road overbridge, erected in 1855 and subsequently modified. That overbridge at Railway Square ".... opened the same day as the main railway in 1855 and is the oldest piece of railway infrastructure remaining in NSW and the only known feature built by the original Sydney Railway Company." That bridge stretches from Central station under Lee, Regent and George Streets and is now known as The Goods Line.
The bridge depicted is actually 300-400m north of Railway Square. The bridge (depicted) is commonly called the Eddy Avenue Underbridge and it was erected in 1923 - hardly making it the "oldest piece of railway infrastructure remaining in NSW." The 1923 underbridges (of which there are three) were all completed in 1923 and connected Central with the newly established City Circle line.
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