Removal of Victoria Rd Bridge and temporary closure of shared path connection to Anzac Bridge
As part of the Rozelle Interchange of the WestConnex tollway system, the pedestrian and cycle way ramp from Victoria Rd Rozelle to the Western end of the Anzac Bridge will be removed and replaced. It closed to pedestrians and cyclists on March 8 2020.
An alternative longer route exists via James Craig Drive. It is reasonably well marked and straight forward to follow.
A temporary connection is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
Towards the end of the project a new ramp will be built along the now closed path.
The bridge over Victoria Rd Rozelle at Lilyfield Road also closed on March 8 and has been removed. Eventually it will be replaced by an underpass.
Until then cyclists from Lilyfield Rd must travel along Gordon St and cross Victoria Road at the traffic lights at the top of Gordon St. This is not regarded as a safe alternative.
Walking 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.
Directions - To find your way to the ramp from the city by walking, cycling or public transport -
go to the bottom of this page.
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
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 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
See a Google Map of Rozelle Bay for the bus stop location and Rozelle Bay.
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.
Google Maps Location of Ramp - Pyrmont end.
Have a look at the Google Maps Satellite view to find your way walking from Darling Harbour or Sydney city.
The 389 bus travels from North Bondi to Star City/Maritime Museum via the Park St in the city. Get off at the Miller St intersection of Harris St. Check Sydney Buses Timetables. Enter 389 in the Route number box.
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.