Henry Lawson Drive Bridge celebrates 51st anniversary
25th September 2015
A key transport route linking Sydney’s west and south-west to the Illawarra, the bridge which is colloquially known as Henry Lawson Drive Bridge, celebrated its 51st anniversary this month.
Glenn Brookes MP said the 189 metre long bridge across Salt Pan Creek was completed in September 1964.
“This bridge, along with a smaller 23 metre bridge on the eastern approach and a third 53 metre bridge across Little Salt Pan Creek built in 1963, completed Henry Lawson Drive,” Glenn said.
“These three bridges and the associated road work formed a complete route linking traffic between the Illawarra, south-western and western suburbs."
“Henry Lawson Drive is a scenic road which follows the north banks of Georges River connecting the suburbs of Peakhurst to Revesby Heights and through to East Hills.
The 189 metre long bridge is more than 26 metres wide with three lanes in each direction and includes a pedestrian bridge on the southern side complete with safety railings.
“The bridge was opened to traffic by then Deputy Premier and Minister for Highways Pat Hills.”
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