Dec 27, 2018

Yandhai Nepean Crossing - Penrith

Yandhai Nepean Crossing, is a pedestrian and cyclist bridge between the Penrith and Emu Plains side of the Nepean River officially opened on 28 October 2018 by the Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Stuart Ayres, Member for Penrith. The crossing is Australia’s longest single clear-span bridge, measuring 284m in total length with a 200m main span across the Nepean River. It replaces the undivided footpath next to the roadway on the nearby Victoria Bridge.

The word ‘Yandhai’ contains elements of Darug language, and means ‘walking in past and present’. ‘Nepean’ has been kept in the name to signify the bridge’s place. ‘Crossing’ (instead of bridge), signifies both the bridge’s modern purpose and the historical use of this location along the river as a significant crossing.

 The new crossing gives a much improved bridge to bridge circuit walk of 6.4km via the Penrith Valley Bridge

See my earlier post

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