Landcom is celebrating the successful completion of the Lachlan’s Line pedestrian and cycleway bridge. The Lachlan’s Line Bridge connects Landcom’s Lachlan’s Line urban village to North Ryde Metro Station and surrounding business parks.
Landcom CEO John Brogden said that the completion of the $40 million, 170 metre Lachlan’s Line Bridge, weighs 335 tonnes and required specially designed cranes to lift each segment weighing between 47 and 109 tonnes into place.
“The design and installation of the Lachlan’s Line Bridge has been an incredible feat of modern engineering and fabricated here locally in Sydney from Australian steel,” Mr Brogden said.
“We understand the Lachlan’s Line Bridge to be globally unique due to its flat-plate steel construction that twists and turns, requiring 14km of welding and specially developed software to progress its delivery from design to construction.”
The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, Member for Lane Cove, said the Lachlan’s Line Bridge, which features a beautiful and unique ‘helix’ design, creates an iconic entry to the Lachlan’s Line precinct, while also providing missing walking and cycling connections to the surrounding Ryde community.
“The Lachlan’s Line Bridge will provide safe access across the busy M2 and Delhi Road motorways to local retail shops and jobs, and a convenient link to the North Ryde Metro Station which encourages residents to leave the car at home and access ‘turn-up-and-go’ public transport.
“The Lachlan’s Line Bridge promotes a healthy and active lifestyle due to reduced car dependency, and demonstrates Landcom’s commitment to creating sustainable communities that achieve design excellence,” Mr Roberts said.
The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Member for Ryde, said that the Lachlan’s Line Bridge was installed over four weekends, requiring the complete closure of the M2 and Delhi Road motorways, a feat never attempted before.
“I want to congratulate Landcom and Transport for NSW for working together to coordinate road closures that minimised traffic and noise impacts, and for informing the community about traffic changes and diversions.
“I also want to thank the community for their patience and support during the construction of this bridge, and I hope they use and enjoy this architecturally significant and highly functional community asset,” Mr Dominello said.
Mr Brogden said the completion of the Lachlan’s Line Bridge marks the final piece of enabling infrastructure to be delivered in the estate by Landcom.
“In addition to the Lachlan’s Line Bridge, Landcom is very proud to have also completed the effective upgrade and widening of Delhi Road, a new skate park and village green, rehabilitation of the degraded Porters Creek catchment, and the signalisation of the Wicks Road intersection, importantly all prior to the first residents moving in” Mr Brogden said.
Landcom’s Lachlan’s Line project was announced by the NSW Government in 2013 as part of the North Ryde Station Precinct.
The new contemporary urban village is on track to providing approximately 2,700 homes for around 5,000 residents in close proximity to jobs, shops, and transport.
For more information about the project, visit www.landcom.com.au/lachlansline