Alfred Street Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge

The Alfred Street Bridge is now open! This new pedestrian and cyclist bridge spans across the Parramatta River between James Ruse Drive and the Gasworks Bridge and is the first true diagonal arch bridge in Australia.

The 4.5 meters wide and almost 200m long bridge will provide an accessible connection over the river directly to the future Parramatta Light Rail stop on the southern side, along with services, schools and recreational opportunities. With this new bridge, even more of the community can now enjoy and experience more than 20km of off-road paths along the Parramatta River.

Co-funded by City of Parramatta and the NSW Government, this $19 million project is part of the revitalisation of the river and is a key element within a network of planned pedestrian and cyclist improvements to get the community out on their wheels or their legs!


Concept Plan

Check out the Concept Plan below and in the resources section to learn more about the Bridge.

The Alfred Street Bridge was first proposed amongst a number of transport improvements to support higher densities along the Parramatta River between Gasworks Bridge and James Ruse Drive.

The design was launched by Council in 2017, and the bridge opened in 2023.

The construction of the Alfred Street Bridge required permanently closing Alfred Street, north of River Road West, in Rosehill (the area outlined in red below) to vehicular traffic.

The bridge enables safe and accessible walking and cycling access to the busiest recreational corridor in the area, and unlocks new catchments for the Parramatta Light Rail and the businesses on the southern bank of the river.

Map of area permanently close to vehicular traffic (highlighted in red)