The ANZAC Bridge opened in 1995 and was formerly the Glebe Island Bridge. It is:
- The longest cable-stayed bridge in Australia, with a main deck length of 805 metres, including a 345 metre span between the towers. The two 128 metre towers support 128 cables.
- Amongst the longest concrete cable-stayed bridges in the world.
- A landmark visible from many of the city's inner suburbs.
- Eight lanes wide.
The bridge provides a key link from the Sydney CBD to the inner west and western suburbs. It connects to the City West Link road, which links Victoria Road, near Anzac Bridge, to Parramatta Road at Five Dock. The City West link includes:
- Extensive improvements completed at the intersection of Victoria Road and the Crescent.
- A new four-lane arterial from the Crescent to Balmain Road, completed in 1999.
- A link to Parramatta Road at Five Dock via Dobroyd Parade, completed in 2000.
New cycle/pedestrian bridge
Roads and Maritime Services has constructed a cycle/pedestrian bridge over Victoria Road at the intersection with the Crescent, Rozelle, providing cyclists and pedestrians with direct access to the city from the Leichhardt area. The 128 metre long bridge provides a direct link between the Anzac Bridge pedestrian/cycle path and the pedestrian/cycle path on the southern side of The Crescent (City West Link), as well as to the pedestrian/cycle path on the eastern side of Victoria Road.
The new bridge was opened in December 2005 and named the Beatrice Bush Bridge, in honour of Beatrice Bush the 'White Bay paper seller'. Beatrice grew up near the cycle/pedestrian bridge and sold newspapers on the corner below the bridge for more than 25 years until shortly before her death in 1996 aged 72. Beatrice was one of Sydney's true characters. Each morning in all weather she could be seen on that corner in her 'Balmain Tigers' football socks and running shoes, selling papers to passing drivers. For many years Beatrice was part of the drive to work for thousands of motorists and the bridge is named in her honour.
A landmark project
The bridge was designed to achieve a number of goals including clearance for tall ships, safe road gradients and easy connection with the Western Distributor and City West Link.
The bridge is a prominent Sydney landmark and is the focal point for the area around Rozelle Bay. It was designed to meet demanding engineering requirements while being elegant in appearance and add an architectural feature and gateway to Sydney.