The most common objection to building a safe crossing of the Nepean River at Victoria
Bridge is the heritage significance of the bridge.
Problem is that to-date the historic significance of the bridge has been used as an excuse to do nothing about the real and significant risk to the safety of its users.
The bridge may be historically significant but it’s not fit for all the uses to which it’s now being put as an important piece of infrastructure in a growing city.
It’s time for a safe pedestrian crossing – a crossing that’s designed and built to not detract from the historic significance of the Victoria Bridge.
The French managed to build a modern glass pyramid in the forecourt of the historic Louvre Museum to fulfill a need that was not envisaged when the palace was built – new successfully combined with old.
Things have changed since the Victoria Bridge was built in the 1860′s – time for the bridge to catch up.