The new Bennelong Bridge provides a direct link between two of Sydney's fastest growing communities. It creates a new landmark in Sydney's inner west and sets a benchmark for environmentally sustainable transport infrastructure in Sydney.

Reaching more than 300 metres across Homebush Bay, the bridge has been designed to accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. It connects the growing communities of Rhodes and Wentworth Point to parklands, shopping, entertainment and community facilities, and provides a viable alternative to private car use.

The bridge also has the capacity to carry light rail in the future, but will not be open for use by private vehicles, taxis or hire cars.

Bennelong Bridge also provides a significant step in establishing a cycle and pedestrian link on the southern foreshore of Parramatta River. It reduces the travel distance between Wentworth Point and Rhodes railway station from about 8km to less than 1km.

Bennelong Bridge announced as the new name for Homebush Bay Bridge

Bennelong Bridge has been officially named in honour of the prominent Aboriginal, Bennelong – a Wangal man of the Eora nation, whose traditional country included the Homebush Bay area and surrounds.

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