24 September 2012
Three options have been unveiled for a new bridge over the Nepean River in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW).
A community meeting was held on Thursday to discuss three structural types that were shortlisted earlier this month.
The NSW Government has committed US$21 million to design and build the new walking and cycling bridge across the Nepean River. The new 5m-wide bridge would provide a safe shared path across the Nepean River to improve the walking and cycling connection between Penrith and Emu Plains. The existing Victoria Bridge is a 250m-long bridge with two lanes of traffic and a 1.5m footpath on the southern side.
One of the options is for a cable-stayed bridge with an S-shaped horizontal alignment and a 150m main span. The second is also cable-stayed, but with a straight alignment. The final design is a simpler girder bridge.
Construction is due to begin in 2014.
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