Odd name but we’ll take it as another step towards the construction of a safe pedestrian and cycle crossing of the Nepean River at Victoria Bridge.
The following summarises a post on NSW RTA’s website:
In November 2010, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) completed a structural feasibility study into attaching a shared pedestrian/cyclist pathway onto the southern side of Victoria Bridge.
The study considered the feasibility of two options involving “clip-on” cantilevered structures attached to the side of the existing bridge:
- A straight path that requires a structure cantilevered around seven metres off the existing bridge.
- A path that curves around the bridge’s sandstone pylons.
The study indicated that both clip-on structures for a shared path are feasible. However, the options would be very costly due to the long and meticulous nature of the work.
A stand alone structure is estimated to be cheaper and faster to build. It also eliminates the impacts on the heritage bridge.
The proposed stand alone bridge is now referred to as the Nepean River Green Bridge.
Read the full article here