8 April 2017

Railway Bridge over Windsor Road

First tower in place for railway bridge over Windsor Road at Rouse Hill

The first tower for Sydney Metro’s railway bridge at Rouse Hill has been lifted into place in a precision operation. Two large cranes lifted the 210 tonne tower on to the bridge deck over Windsor Road, before it was bolted into place. The 29-metre tall steel tower was made in Western Sydney and delivered to Rouse Hill under police escort because of its size. It required a 55-metre long, 18-axle truck and trailer combination for the 17km trip. Next, 16 steel cables will be installed from the tower to the bridge deck. A second tower will be installed soon. The top of the bridge towers will be 45-metres above road level once complete. The landmark railway bridge, similar in design to Sydney’s Anzac Bridge, is an Australian first – a cable-stayed railway bridge built on a curve. 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.

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