Lifts to be fitted to Anzac Bridge pylons
Maintenance workers on Sydney's Anzac Bridge will soon be able to make the 90m journey to the top more easily. The Roads & Traffic Authority of New South Wales has decided to install lifts in both pylons to save workers having to climb the 15 flights of ladders in each. Tenders are being invited for the design, construction and maintenance of the new lifts with a view to awarding the contract next month. A combined goods and passenger lift will run from the roadway level to just below the horizontal section of the the 'A'-shaped pylons. Space is restricted higher up, allowing only a goods lift to the viewing platform. Staff will therefore still need to climb the final section, but will be able to send heavy items - such as drums of grease - by lift.