Sydney Harbour Bridge to honour our Anzacs

21 April 2015

The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel will be toll-free until midday on ANZAC Day.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said tolls will be waived for motorists for 12 hours until midday Saturday 25 April in recognition of the special significance and historical importance of ANZAC day, particularly during the Centenary of Anzac.

"This will allow anybody who wishes to attend the Dawn Service or ANZAC Day Parade to do so without paying a toll on the Harbour Bridge or in the Harbour Tunnel," the spokesperson said.

"Motorists driving to the city for ANZAC Day should remember there is very little on-street parking due to special event clearways.

"Motorists who park in the special event clearways will be towed away and will have to pay towing fees and fines.

"Sydney's orbital motorway network will also mark the historic occasion by displaying Anzac messages on their electronic signs on the M2, M7 and M5 West as well as the Lane Cove Tunnel and Eastern Distributor.

"The signs will note the significance of the Centenary of Anzac with the messages ‘Lest We Forget’ and Centenary of Anzac."

“The bridge itself will also have a key role during Anzac commemorations this year with images of World War 1 to be projected onto the pylons,” the spokesperson said.

“Poignant images in six Anzac related themes - ‘Call to War’, ‘Journey’, ‘Gallipoli’, ‘Portraits of ANZACs’, ‘Support’ and ‘Commemoration’ will light up the bridge pylons from tonight until after Anzac services.

“Images of WWI from the NSW State Library and the Australian War Memorial collections will be projected on the eastern face of the north and south pylons.

“Light projections will be supported by online information at rms.nsw.gov.au/anzac to allow people to follow the story on hand held devices while viewing them.

“Woven into the light display on the bridge will be an animated tribute to Australian servicemen showing more than 62,000 poppies representing each of the diggers who gave their lives during the conflict,” the spokesperson said.

Sydney-siders can pay their respects to our fallen soldiers at one of the viewing areas at the Sydney Opera House, Dawes Point Park in The Rocks, Lady Macquaries Chair and Bradfield Park in North Sydney between 21 and 27 April from 6pm to midnight each night and between 6pm on 24 April and 6am on Anzac Day 25 April.

More information about the Centenary of Anzac is available at centenaryofanzac.nsw.gov.au

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit:  8588 5999


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