First look: Nepean River Bridge to open on October 28

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The Yandhai Nepean Crossing. Photo: Melinda Jane

This is your first look of the deck of the new Nepean River Bridge, which will officially open on October 28.

The stunning 257 metre long dual pedestrian/cycle bridge will be opened by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

“The new bridge will provide a safe crossing for pedestrians and cyclists over the Nepean River so that they no longer have to walk or ride on the narrow footpath on Victoria Bridge,” said Penrith MP Stuart Ayres.

“For the first time since 1867, people will be able to look down and see the Nepean River as they walk or ride from Penrith to Emu Plains and back.”

Photo: Melinda Jane

There has been no word yet on the official name of the new bridge, but it is expected to be revealed ahead of the October 28 grand opening.

The new river crossing was first promised at the 2010 Penrith by-election, with both Labor and Liberal candidates making it a key commitment.

Photo: Melinda Jane
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