Bradfield Highway (Sydney)
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New South Wales
|Bradfield Highway, south-westerly aspect|
|Length||2.4 km (1.5 mi)|
The Bradfield Highway is a highway in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. At 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) long it is one of the shortest highways in Australia.
The Bradfield Highway opened in 1932 and begins at the end of the Western Distributor in the Sydney CBD, crosses the Sydney Harbour Bridge and ends at the Warringah Freeway in North Sydney (just North of the Pacific Highway intersection). In 2001, 159,587 vehicles a day used the highway.
The Bradfield Highway carries six lanes of traffic across the eight lane Sydney Harbour Bridge. The other two traffic lanes on the Sydney Harbour Bridge are used for the Cahill Expressway, which run only southbound on the bridge. During peak periods three out of the six lanes are reversed, giving a 2 × 4, 3 × 3 or 5 × 1 flow. The default is 4 × 2. (Four north, two south) The direction of the lanes is indicated by electronic signage above each lane. The lanes are numbered one to six from west to east. Lane six was also reversed prior to 1990 during the evening rush hour, giving a 6 × 0 flow, but this no longer occurs because of changes made to the Warringah Freeway to accommodate the Sydney Harbour Tunnel.
Exits and Interchanges
|Northbound exits||Distance to
|End Bradfield Highway
continues as Warringah Freeway
to North Sydney / Newcastle / Brisbane
|934||3||Start Bradfield Highway
from Warringah Freeway
|SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE||935||2||SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE|
|Start Bradfield Highway
continues from Western Distributor
|End Cahill Expressway
continues as Western Distributor
to Ashfield / Parramatta
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- "Sydney Harbour Bridge page". Retrieved 2013-06-05.
- "The Sydney Harbour Tunnel". Air Quality in Tunnels. New South Wales, Australia: NSW Government: Transport, Roads & Maritime Services. p. 9. RMS 12 178. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
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