Tracks laid across the historic Lennox Bridge
Construction of the Parramatta Light Rail is progressing with tracks laid across Lennox Bridge as part of fast-tracked works along Parramatta’s ‘Eat Street’ on Church Street, between George and Market Streets.
The new tracks are symbolic as historic Parramatta adapts to support the new light rail which will elevate the city as a better-connected and future-ready urban metropolis.
Completed in 1839, Lennox Bridge is one of the oldest existing masonry bridges in New South Wales and was originally constructed from sandstone sourced from the nearby Female Factory quarry in North Parramatta.
The project team prioritised the bridge’s preservation, with careful planning prior to works commencing and regular monitoring throughout construction work to ensure the bridge was not adversely impacted.
When light rail is operational from 2023, Lennox Bridge will be part of a new shared light rail and pedestrian zone to create a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly entertainment and restaurant precinct.
Major construction on Parramatta’s Eat Street, including Lennox Bridge, is being fast-tracked for completion in mid-2021.
View time-lapse footage of the tracks being laid here.