Sydney’s landmark new metro railway bridge at Rouse Hill has reached a new construction milestone, with cables now installed.
Similar in design to Sydney’s Anzac Bridge, the iconic structure is an Australian first – a cable-stayed railway bridge built on a curve.
Following the installation of the towers in May 2017, the process is underway to install the distinctive cables which will hold the bridge up.
Each 45m tower has 16 cables which are carried in pipes between the towers and the deck.
These pipes, which range between 15m and 62m long, have been installed by crane high above Windsor Road.
This Australian-first bridge is not only a new landmark but also a critical piece of railway infrastructure that allows metro services to be delivered to all of Sydney.
The Windsor Road bridge was a design solution to community feedback which means any future upgrade of the Windsor Road and Schofields Road intersection will not be impacted by the new metro railway.
Sydney Metro services start in the first half of 2019 with a new metro train every four minutes in the peak.