October 17, 2016
Hornsby’s new footbridge is opening today, giving the 15,000 daily pedestrians access to a much wider thoroughfare.
Construction of the new bridge has not been completed yet, but it is being opened so the old bridge can be demolished. Pedestrians will need to use a ramp attached to the new bridge while the stairs and elevators are built.
The site will be very noisy over the next few weeks while the demolition of the old bridge takes place and construction is finished. Florence Street will remain closed during this time.
October 4, 2016
The construction of the new footbridge is continuing apace, with Florence Street temporarily closed to expedite the completion of construction. Florence Street is expected to remain closed over the next few months. Towards the end of October, pedestrians will begin to use the new footbridge with access via a temporary ramp at which point the demolition of the old bridge will begin.
Replacing the Hornsby Footbridge
The outdated footbridge over George Street will soon be replaced, with work currently underway.
The new bridge will be 4.5 metres wide – more than double the current bridge – and its traffic clearance will be increased to 5.5 metres.
Two new elevators will also be included.
The current bridge will remain in use throughout the construction, much of which is happening off-site.
The works also include an extension of Hornsby Mall to George Street. This work will set the tone for the upgrade of Hornsby Mall in coming years.
The project will cost $7 million and is being jointly funded by Hornsby Shire Council and the NSW Government.
The bridge is used by 15,000 people every day.