New pedestrian bridge for Sydney sports precinct
The $25 million bridge pays tribute to Australia’s Anzac and cricketing history because it is named after former Australian Test cricketer Tibby Cotter who was killed in action during World War One.
Mr Cotter played cricket for Australia as a fast bowler between 1904 and 1912. He was killed in action in 1917 in Turkey while serving as a stretcher-bearer in the 4th Light Horse Brigade of the Australian Imperial Force.
The Tibby Cotter Bridge will improve safety for hundreds of thousands of people attending sporting venues each year, including major events attracting international visitors.
The bridge’s location above Anzac Parade will fit in with the existing road network, including proximity to the Eastern Distributor and Devonshire Street and multi-modal transport connections, including the future South East Light Rail project.
The bridge’s design aims to minimise the heritage, visual and environmental impact on the parklands, including minimising the loss of Moreton Bay fig trees along the boulevard.
Carrying out work
Work will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and on Saturdays, if required, between 8am and 1pm.
Some weekend and night work may be needed when lane closures are required to minimise delays for motorists and ensure the safety of workers.
Residents will be notified in advance of any night work.
The bridge is on track to open in time for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.