Over the weekend, the state’s second longest steel arch bridge was lifted into place over James Ruse Drive, in a major milestone for the Parramatta Light Rail project.
It took four self-propelled modular transporters, also known as heavy haulage jacks, eight hours to move and lower the 1,425-tonne structure onto the bridge piers. The bridge will now be fitted out with light rail tracks, and the Active Transport Link for pedestrians and cyclists.
More than 200 workers were involved in building and moving the 64-metre long and 16-metre-wide bridge that will connect the community to the new Tramway Avenue light rail stop on the western side of James Ruse Drive.
This story is posted on Parramatta Light Rail Facebook page about the milestone and more vision will be shared shortly.
For more information about the project, visit parramattalightrail.nsw.gov.au.