Apr 7, 2011

Banksia Street Bridge over the rail line

Sydney Ports Corporation has been giving residents around Banksia Street, Botany an update on the new pedestrian bridge over the Port Botany rail line. Work has begun on building the new pedestrian bridge as Sydney Ports Corporation begin what they describe as “enabling works” – that is the work you have to do before you begin the actual construction. The real work begins this month and the project is scheduled to be finished by the end of September this year.  The bridge achieves two things for local residents.  First, it gets rid of the existing pedestrian level crossing, making it safer to get from one side of Banksia Street to the other.  Secondly, the trains will no longer sound their horns as they approach the crossing.  Safety rules say the trains have to give a blast of their horns as they approach any level crossing.  With the bridge, the horns will be silent and intruding less on local residents.  The bridge includes both stairs and ramps for those with disabilities and is long overdue.

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