Tarban Creek Bridge is on Burns Bay Rd, spanning Tarban Creek from Hunters Hill to Huntleys Point. It forms part of the northern approaches to the Gladesville Bridge.
The bridge is an iconic structure in the harbour of Sydney. The main arch of this bridge is a complex and distinctive structure, spanning approximately 90 metres. The bridge was opened to traffic in 1965.
For more information on the background of this project, see the project background page.
Following community consultation and environmental assessment and investigations, RMS has now published the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) and determined its preferred option for the rehabilitation of Tarban Creek Bridge in Hunters Hill.
The REF describes and assesses the potential impacts of this proposal on the environment. A full version of the report is available to view or download on the project documents page.
The report identifies Option one - rectangular tapered piers which are located external to the structure – as the RMS preferred option with the neutral coloured new piers. This decision has taken into account community feedback and, environmental and design issues.
Option one is considered to best meet the project's objectives. In comparison to the other options, option one provides an effective repair and has been designed to be relatively open in structure minimising the visual impact. This preferred option is also buildable and maintainable.
What happens next?
RMS is now finalising the tender documents and expects to invite tenders in early April and award the tender in July 2013. The local community will then be advised of the construction details closer to the start of the works.