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.

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