Tarban Creek Bridge

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Tarban Creek Bridge
Tarban Creek Bridge.jpg
Tarban Creek Bridge, pictured in 2007 from Huntleys Point, west of the bridge.
Carries Burns Bay Road;
(Road traffic, pedestrians, bicycles)
Crosses Tarban Creek
Locale Hunters Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Owner Roads & Maritime Services
Design Arch bridge
Material Prestressed concrete
Height 20.3 metres (67 ft)
Longest span 90 metres (300 ft)
Opened December 1965 (1965-12)
Coordinates 33°50′14″S 151°08′43″E / 33.837342°S 151.145182°E / -33.837342; 151.145182Coordinates: 33°50′14″S 151°08′43″E / 33.837342°S 151.145182°E / -33.837342; 151.145182
References: [1]

The Tarban Creek Bridge, a prestressed concrete arch bridge that spans the Tarban Creek, is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. The bridge is situated between the Gladesville Bridge and the Fig Tree Bridge, being immediately to the north of Gladesville Bridge. The bridge carries the Burns Bay Road and a footpath and connects the suburbs of Hunters Hill and Huntleys Point.[2]

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An aerial view of the Tarban Creek Bridge and associated roadway.

Opened in December 1965, the Tarban Creek Bridge formed a "missing link" between the existing Gladesville and Fig Tree Bridges. Traffic between the old Fig Tree and Gladesville Bridges previously had to negotiate the streets of Hunters Hill to cross the creek further upstream. The three new bridges were built to carry a North Western Expressway, which never came to fruition.[3]

From 2006, the Tarban Creek Bridge formed part of the Seven Bridges Walk, a free community event that promotes walking as a way of staying fit and active, and consisted of a circuit that crossed seven of Sydney's bridges, including the Sydney Harbour, Pyrmont, Anzac, Iron Cove, Gladesville, and Fig Tree bridges.[4]

The rowing boathouses of the rowing club of Sydney Girls High School, the University of New South Wales, and St Joseph's College are located on the shore of the Tarban Creek.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Assi, Salah; Brown, Lindsay; Bennett, Mark. "Design of an Innovative Support Scheme to Strengthen Tarban Creek Bridge on MR166 at Hunters Hill in Sydney". NSW Roads & Maritime Services (PDF). Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Gregory's Street Directory, 59th Edition 1995, Map 313
  3. ^ "Gladesville Bridge & the Drummoyne to Lane Cove section of the North Western Freeway". OZROADS: The Australian Roads Website. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Course Map". Cancer Council NSW 7 Bridges Walk. Pedestrian Council of Australia. 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 

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