The bridge that will carry North West Rail Link trains over Windsor Road at Rouse Hill has now been approved by the Department of Planning & Environment, it was announced today.
“For the first time people in Rouse Hill will have their own modern train station and now it will be complemented by a well-designed, spectacular looking bridge that will be a landmark in the region," Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said.
The bridge has a total length of about 270 metres and two towers up to 45 metres tall, with cables that support the bridge deck.
It will have cables similar to the Anzac Bridge, near the Sydney CBD, and is part of the $340 million skytrain construction contract on the North West Rail Link, awarded late last year by the NSW Government to the Impregilo-Salini joint venture.
Minister for Planning Pru Goward said the new bridge design responds to community feedback, and is superior to what was previously proposed.
“Under the previous plan, there would have been significant traffic delays and diversions for an extended period as a viaduct was built above Windsor Road to carry the North West Rail Link,” Ms Goward said.
“The bridge also means any future upgrade of the Windsor and Schofields Roads intersection will not be impacted by the North West Rail Link.”
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