Iron Cove Creek Bridge opens with Inner west link cycleway funding boost

26 OCTOBER 2015

In a major boost for pedestrians and cyclists in the inner west John Sidoti today opened the new Iron Cove Creek Bridge and announced more than $2 million in NSW Government funding to improve links to the new bridge.

“Thousands of pedestrians and cyclists will benefit from the new $1.5 million cable bridge near Timbrell Drive at Five Dock, which provides a safer link on the popular inner west bay run,” John Sidoti said.

“The new bridge ensures improved safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists near the busy Timbrell Drive and City West Link intersection at Dobroyd Point.

“The NSW Government is also providing more than $2 million to widen an existing shared path and build a new bi-directional separated cycleway and footpath connecting the intersection of Henley Marine and Timbrell drives to UTS Haberfield Rowing Club via the new bridge.

“The NSW Government is committed to improving cycleways and shared user paths and this funding is further proof of our commitment,” John Sidoti said.

“The new project forms part of a strategic link and provides a new connection to the Inner West Link cycleway to better connect people to the Sydney CBD from the Inner West.

“Iron Cove Creek Bridge has been delivered in conjunction with City of Canada Bay and Ashfield Council, with the funding provided by the NSW Government.

“The new cable bridge is 30 metres long and 4.5 metres wide and will provide improved connectivity to existing shared paths for commuters and recreational users alike and replace a shared user path on the road bridge over the Iron Cove Creek canal.

“With around 7,000 people using this route each weekend, the new bridge will provide significant safety benefits for residents and visitors and attract even more people to this popular inner west location.

“The project also included landscaping work and a public art installation from local artist Angela Pasqua which acknowledges the local bird life.

“Community members are thanked for their patience while this important project was carried out.”

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