Construction is underway of a pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Parramatta River connecting Alfred Street in Rosehill to the northern bank of the river with a new pedestrian and cyclist plaza at the southern end.

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Concept plan

Concept plan for Alfred Street 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 recently the balance of funding was secured for construction.

Construction of the Alfred Street Bridge is scheduled throughout 2022, and requires permanently closing Alfred Street, north of River Road West, in Rosehill (the area outlined in red below) to vehicular traffic.

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

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

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

Notification of road closure

Public exhibition closed at 10:00am on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Any concerns and comments regarding the proposal will be considered and amendments (if required) made to the design as appropriate. The outcomes of consultation and a recommendation were reported to the Parramatta Traffic Committee in May 2021 and a subsequent Council Meeting.

Frequently asked questions

Construction is underway and will continue throughout 2022.

It is currently planned that the Alfred Street Bridge will open to the public in April 2023.

The permanent closure of Alfred Street, north of River Road West in Rosehill will have limited impact on surrounding streets and properties, directly affecting access to just one property.

The permanent closure of Alfred Street, north of River Road West in Rosehill will result in the loss of approximately 7 on-street parking spaces on the eastern side of Alfred Street.

Parramatta River will be accessible either side of Alfred Street, however the foreshore directly in front of Alfred Street, and Alfred Street itself (north of River Road West) will be closed during construction of the bridge and pedestrian plaza.

The bridge main span is above the 1 in 100 year flood level, and is designed to withstand flood loading.

The bridge has been designed to be higher than the lowest downstream bridge (at James Ruse Drive).

Ferry passengers will have already descended from the upper deck before passing under the bridge.

The project will result in some environmental impacts, however the project is subject of a Review of Environmental Factors that was exhibited in 2017 and appropriate mitigation measures have been identified.

Construction of the project will include appropriate management plans to ensure impacts to the surrounding area is minimised.

The project is funded by the City of Parramatta and the NSW Government.

NSW Government grants through the Housing Acceleration Fund, the Active Transport Program, and NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program will enable safe and accessible walking and cycling and greater connections to recreation corridors for our community.