Bridge Length: 805m
Bridge Width: 32m
Construction Dates: 1992 - 1995
Designer: NSW Department of Public Works
Construction Company: Baulderstone, Leighton, Austress Freyssinet
Length of arterial: 3km
Navigational Clearance: 28.5m
The Anzac Bridge commemorates and honours the service men and women who made the supreme sacrifice in two of the defining events of modern times – the two World Wars. The most modern of the bridges visited by Bridge Ahoy, it serves as a testament to the City beyond.
The 8 lane bridge with a pedestrian and cycle path bridge provides a key link from the Sydney CBD to the inner west and western suburbs with over 100,000 vehicles passing across it each day. The Anzac Bridge connects to the City West Link road, providing an east-west route from the city to Parramatta Road at Five Dock.
Built across Johnstons Bay linking Glebe Island in the west to Pyrmont in the east. The Anzac Bridge is the third bridge built in this area - Blackbutts Bridge was the first bridge built in 1857 to provide access to the city abattoirs that were located in the nineteenth century at Glebe Island.
The Anzac Bridge replaced the four-lane swing span Glebe Island Bridge, built in 1903, which was among the first electrically operated opening bridges in the world. The Glebe Island Bridge remains in place alongside its newer neighbour.