Another milestone has been reached on the Sydney Metro Northwest project with an 89 tonne pedestrian bridge lifted over Old Windsor Road at Bella Vista this weekend.
The 42m long structure was lifted into place with military precision and millimetre accuracy.
The overnight operation was part of a new pedestrian link which will get customers safely over Old Windsor Road and provide better access to the new state-of-the-art metro station.
The bridge was transported from Glendenning to Bella Vista and then lifted into place by a 500-tonne crane.
Over coming weeks, smaller spans will be added to the structure and, when completed, the bridge will be 66m long and stand just over 6m above the roadway.
The $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest opens in the first half of next year with 13 metro stations and 4,000 new commuter park spaces. It is Stage 1 of Sydney Metro, Australia’s biggest public transport project.