Thursday, April 7, 2011

Australia's Bridges: Rydalmere Pedestrian Bridge across the Parramatta River in NSW

March 2011 (-33.818 deg., 151.041 deg.) Rosehill/Rydalmere Footbridge

A kilometer upstream from the Silverwater Bridge is the Rydalmere Pedestrian Bridge.  It's a nice looking two span, through truss bridge on two column bents with a pedestrian walkway between two waterlines. There is also a steep ramp on each side of the bridge to carry water and pedestrians up onto the middle two spans.

The bridge has a rather flimsy looking fender system around the bent in the river. I guess it's a good thing that big vessels don't travel on the Parramatta River anymore.  I have a special fondness for utility bridges and this is a well designed and well constructed structure. I think I'd like to write a book on utility bridges one day.
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Australia's Bridges: Rydalmere Pedestrian Bridge across the Parramatta River in NSW by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


maddisonspring said...

Hi there, I know this is a very random question. But do you know how high this bridge is?


Mark Yashinsky said...

Sorry. My only book on Australian bridges stops at 1900. Can anyone tell us the height of this bridge?