ANZAC Bridge - Sydney

Walking on ANZAC Bridge and Cycling on ANZAC Bridge.   The northern side of the ANZAC bridge has a shared pedestrian walk way and cycle way. This way provides excellent views up the harbour from the old Glebe Island bridge to the Sydney Harbour bridge. The Australian digger statue, the New Zealand soldier statue and their commemorative plaques can be viewed close up.

Along the walkway from the rest station
at the top of the ramp on a Sunday morning (2009)

 

 

The walk way links the suburbs of Pyrmont on the Sydney city side to Lilyfield to the west.

You can start the walk from the Pyrmont side at the spiral ramp near the corner of Quarry Master Drive and Saunders Street in Pyrmont.

Directions - To find your way to the ramp from the city by walking, cycling or public transport -
go to the bottom of this page.

 

 

From the ramp

The rest station at the top of the Ramp has a plaque called "A Little History" Details on the earlier bridges as well as construction time lines and statistics about the current bridge. Facts and Figures

The spiral ramp
from Quarry Master Drive Pyrmont
Google Maps - Location of Ramp.

Take your camera - there are some great artistic shots to be had.

 

 

 Approaching the middle of the bridge

Plaque at the Centre

 

Halfway across the bridge a plaque commemorates  the joining of the two halves on the 24th July 1995.
A time capsule is embedded behind the plaque. But there are no clues as to what is in the capsule or when it is to be opened.

 

 

Looking over towards the Sydney harbour bridge you can see the old Glebe Island bridge It is permanently open although closed for sporting events such as the Sydney Marathon which now uses the old bridge instead of ANZAC Bridge. (2009)
It is now difficult to take pictures like this owing to the small mesh size of the safety fence. Perhaps some well placed camera "peep holes" should be provided.

 

The Australian Digger

Looking across the roadway to
the New Zealand soldier.

 

The western side of the main deck is home to the two commemorative soldier statues. On the northern, walkway, side is the Australian Digger with the New Zealand soldier across the road.

A walk way next to the Australian Digger takes you around under the bridge to the New Zealand Soldier.
The structure on the underside of the bridge is well worth a look.

More about the ANZAC soldier statues.

 

What Next

From the statues you can

See a Google Map of Rozelle Bay for the bus stop location and Rozelle Bay.

 

The walkway beyond the statues.

The end of the walkway looking back to ANZAC Bridge with the
Beatrice Bush bridge to Rozelle and Blackwattle Bays to the right.

Beatrice Bush Bridge

The Beatrice Bush Bridge leading to Rozelle and Blackwattle Bays.

 

Beatrice Bush sold newspapers seven days a week, whatever the weather, at the intersection of Victoria Road and The Crescent White Bay for more than 25 years.

Selling from the traffic island, her customers were the drivers coming off ANZAC Bridge (or the old Glebe Island Bridge) waiting at the lights at the Victoria Road intersection.

It is fitting that the walk way over Victoria Road adjacent to her traffic island be named in her honour (2005).

More information about Beatrice can be found at the Powerhouse Museum website.

 

From Bicentennial Park, Glebe.

 

How to find the Ramp to the ANZAC Bridge walkway - Pyrmont end.

Map

Google Maps Location of Ramp - Pyrmont end.

Walking

Have a look at the Google Maps Satellite view to find your way walking from Darling Harbour or Sydney city.

Bus

The 443 bus City to Star City/Maritime Museum from Circular Quay travels up George St via the Queen Victoria Building, York St. Get off at the Miller St intersection of Harris St. Check Sydney Buses Timetables. Enter 443 in the Route number box.

Light Rail

Light Rail The Metro Light Rail has a station nearby at the Fish Markets. Catch the light rail from Central Station, Paddys Markets or Darling Harbour (Convention station). Have a look at their Network map for details.
The Ramp is a short walk away under the expressway.

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