The new Hornsby pedestrian footbridge

Construction underway

Deputy Mayor Michael Hutchence, Mayor Steve Russell and Hornsby MP Matt Kean inspect construction of the new Hornsby Pedestrian Footbridge.

The new Hornsby pedestrian footbridge is set to be another piece of quality local engineering.

The Hornsby footbridge carries about 14,000 pedestrian per day from Hornsby station in to the heart of the shopping area. The original footbridge is old and working beyond its original design capability such that several sets of remedial works have had to be carried out. That bridge is being replaced at a cost of $7m funded one third by Hornsby Shire Council and two thirds by the State Government.

The new bridge will be 4.5 metres wide and rise 5.5m from the roadway, making an impressive entry in to the Hornsby town centre.

With an expected completion date of mid-2016, the bridge is being prefabricated by S&L Steel in Glendenning.

The major structure is already complete and Matt Keen, State Member for Hornsby gave us a glimpse in his recent Facebook video.

For further, in-depth information, take a look at the Hornsby Shire Council video.

 

 

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