Silverwater Bridge

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Silverwater Bridge
Silverwater Bridge 1.JPG
Silverwater Bridge as it crosses the Parramtta River in 2007
Coordinates 33°49′27″S 151°03′05″E / 33.8241°S 151.0513083°E / -33.8241; 151.0513083Coordinates: 33°49′27″S 151°03′05″E / 33.8241°S 151.0513083°E / -33.8241; 151.0513083
Carries Silverwater Road (A6);
road, bicycles, pedestrians
Crosses Parramatta River
Locale Silverwater
Maintained by NSW Roads & Maritime Services
Material Concrete
Engineering design by Box girder
Opened 10 November 1962 (1962-11-10)
Daily traffic 29,000 (2012)

The Silverwater Bridge is a concrete box girder bridge[2] 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 Silverwater Bridge opened on 10 November 1962,[4] and was the first concrete box girder bridge built in New South Wales.[2][3]

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.[5]

Other crossings over the Parramatta River include the Gladesville Bridge and Ryde Bridge.


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  1. ^ "Average Daily Traffic Volumes" (PDF). NSW Roads & Maritime Services (PDF). Government of New South Wales. 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Kass, Terry (February 2006). "RTA Thematic History: A component of the RTA Heritage and Conservation Register" (PDF). NSW Roads & Maritime Services (PDF) (2nd ed.). Government of New South Wales. p. 53. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b RiverCat (9 December 1935). "Parramatta River Bridges" (PDF). Australian Society for History of Engineering and Technology. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Parramatta's history: A timeline" (PDF) (PDF). Parramatta City Council. 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Pollen, Frances, ed. (1990). The Book of Sydney Suburbs. Australia: Angus & Robertson Publishers. ISBN 0-207-14495-8.