Spit Bridge

Spit Bridge is an essential transport link between Sydney’s northern beaches and the city and is used by approximately 70,000 motorists daily and approximately 60,000 bus commuters daily.

Spit Bridge drive system upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services will soon commence upgrading the Spit Bridge drive system. This will improve the longevity and reliability of the operating system that opens and closes the bridge.

Roads and Maritime Services will let drivers and boaters know in advance of road and bridge closures as soon as this work is scheduled and the dates are known. Up to date information regarding this work, including any date changes, will be displayed on electronic message signs along the roadway.

You can find out more about these works and register for sms or email notifications on the Spit Bridge drive system upgrade page.

Spit Bridge opening times

Due to the height of the bridge, boats with masts of six or more metres above water level (depending on tides) cannot pass underneath unless the bridge is open. Scheduled bridge openings are made on weekdays and weekends allowing these boats to pass through.

Weekday opening times Weekend and public holiday opening times
10.15am 8.30am
11.15am 10.00am
1.15pm 11.30am
2.15pm 2.30pm
8.15pm 4.30pm
9.15pm (during daylight saving) 6.30pm

Up to date information regarding the new opening times will be displayed on temporary signs along the roadway.