Silverwater Bridge as it crosses the Parramtta River in 2007
Silverwater Road (A6);|
road, bicycles, pedestrians
|Maintained by||NSW Roads & Maritime Services|
|Engineering design by||Box girder|
|Opened||10 November 1962|
|Daily traffic||29,000 (2012)|
The Silverwater Bridge is a concrete box girder bridge that spans the Parramatta River west of the central business district in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The bridge carries Silverwater Road (A6) over the river to link Silverwater in the south to Rydalmere and Ermington in the north.
The origin of the suburb's name, and subsequently the bridge's name, is unknown. It may have been a reference to the nearby Parramatta River, which could have provided silver reflections of light off the water.
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