A second life as a pedestrian and cycle conduit: it isn’t rocket science!
The Glebe Society has established a website at http://glebeislandbridge.com to celebrate the potential of the heritage-listed Glebe Island Bridge in grid-locked inner Sydney. The bridge is a valuable public asset which is currently idle. It potentially offers pedestrians and cyclists a safe, level and picturesque alternative to the noisy and traffic-laden Anzac Bridge. A working bridge could also restore the direct link between Rozelle/Balmain and Pyrmont/City.
The website explores opportunities for the bridge’s sustainable future, potential synergies with Council and State projects to ease traffic congestion and discusses the bridge’s heritage. We argue this can occur in conjunction with managed maritime access to the bays. We also point out that Glebe Island Bridge’s sister bridge at Pyrmont carries over 5 million pedestrians a year.
We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Peter Thorogood, Graham Jahn, Jeff Cooke, Mary Hendriks and Martin Lawrence in developing this project.