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.
Coordinates33°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
CarriesBurns Bay Road
CrossesTarban Creek
LocaleHunters Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BeginsHuntleys Point
EndsHunters Hills
OwnerRoads & Maritime Services
DesignArch bridge
MaterialPrestressed concrete
Height20.3 metres (67 ft)
Longest span90 metres (300 ft)
No. of lanes4
OpenedDecember 1965 (1965-12)

The Tarban Creek Bridge is a prestressed concrete arch bridge that carries the Burns Bay Road across the Tarban Creek, 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 connects the suburbs of Hunters Hill and Huntleys Point. In addition to the four-lane carriage, the bridge carries a grade-separated shared pedestrian footpath and cycleway.[2]


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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  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" (PDF). 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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