Pittwater Road Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge, Narrabeen Lagoon

To improve safety and access for all users, Northern Beaches Council in partnership with Transport for NSW are proposing to build pedestrian and cycle bridge alongside the existing bridge at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen.

To improve safety and access for all users, Northern Beaches Council in partnership with Transport for NSW are proposing to build pedestrian and cycle bridge alongside the existing bridge at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen.

  • Learn More and Have Your Say

    5 months ago

    We are proposing to build a new pedestrian and cycle bridge at Pittwater Road, over Narrabeen Lagoon.

    View concept designs here

    We are seeking your feedback on the aesthetic elements of the concept design.

    How to be involved

    • Comment online
    • Write (marked 'Attention: Pittwater Road Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge Narrabeen Lagoon') to Northern Beaches Council, PO BOX 82 Manly 1655.
    • Come along to one of the information drop-in sessions
    Information Drop-In Sessions
    Berry Reserve, Narrabeen (near the Pittwater Road bridge)
    • Thursday 2 August 10.30am - 12.00pm
    • Wednesday 8 August 2.00 - 4.30pm
    • Sunday 12 August 9.00am - 12.30pm
    • Sunday 26 August 9.30 - 11.00am

    View drop-in site location

    For enquiries contact Kristen Montgomery 9942 2769 or Jen Moody 9942 2755.

    Comments close Sunday 2 September 2018

    We are proposing to build a new pedestrian and cycle bridge at Pittwater Road, over Narrabeen Lagoon.

    View concept designs here

    We are seeking your feedback on the aesthetic elements of the concept design.

    How to be involved

    • Comment online
    • Write (marked 'Attention: Pittwater Road Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge Narrabeen Lagoon') to Northern Beaches Council, PO BOX 82 Manly 1655.
    • Come along to one of the information drop-in sessions
    Information Drop-In Sessions
    Berry Reserve, Narrabeen (near the Pittwater Road bridge)
    • Thursday 2 August 10.30am - 12.00pm
    • Wednesday 8 August 2.00 - 4.30pm
    • Sunday 12 August 9.00am - 12.30pm
    • Sunday 26 August 9.30 - 11.00am

    View drop-in site location

    For enquiries contact Kristen Montgomery 9942 2769 or Jen Moody 9942 2755.

    Comments close Sunday 2 September 2018
  • The Proposed Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge

    5 months ago

    The proposed multi-use bridge will be a three metre wide pedestrian and cycle bridge located three metres to the west of the existing road bridge.

    The piers of the new bridge will be aligned with those of the existing bridge to maintain navigational channels beneath the bridge.

    During extreme storm events Pittwater Road Narrabeen is subject to flooding. To reduce the flood risk and to comply with current bridge design standards, the height of the new multi-use bridge will need to be elevated above the height of the existing bridge.

    The proposed multi-use bridge will be a three metre wide pedestrian and cycle bridge located three metres to the west of the existing road bridge.

    The piers of the new bridge will be aligned with those of the existing bridge to maintain navigational channels beneath the bridge.

    During extreme storm events Pittwater Road Narrabeen is subject to flooding. To reduce the flood risk and to comply with current bridge design standards, the height of the new multi-use bridge will need to be elevated above the height of the existing bridge.

  • The Existing Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge

    5 months ago

    The existing bridge along Pittwater Road, Narrabeen, was built in 1946 (view photo). Due to the narrow width of the existing pedestrian path on the western side of the bridge, it is not suitable to be used as a shared path.

    The existing road bridge has a limited lifespan and when it is upgraded it will be constructed to a higher flood level to comply with current bridge design standards (to the same level as the new pedestrian and cycle bridge).

    We are not proposing to upgrade the existing road bridge as part of this project.

    The existing bridge along Pittwater Road, Narrabeen, was built in 1946 (view photo). Due to the narrow width of the existing pedestrian path on the western side of the bridge, it is not suitable to be used as a shared path.

    The existing road bridge has a limited lifespan and when it is upgraded it will be constructed to a higher flood level to comply with current bridge design standards (to the same level as the new pedestrian and cycle bridge).

    We are not proposing to upgrade the existing road bridge as part of this project.
  • Background

    5 months ago

    Narrabeen Lagoon Trail, an 8.4km multi-use trail circumnavigating the lagoon was completed in 2015. Since then, several sections of the trail have been identified as requiring an upgrade to ensure the safety of all users.

    The section of path across the Pittwater Road Bridge has been identified as a bottleneck and safety hazard for cyclist and pedestrian users of the bridge.

    Council currently has funding from Transport for NSW’s B-Line project to improve pedestrian and cycle links along Pittwater Road. These funds will provide a three metre wide pedestrian and cycle bridge alongside the existing road bridge, eliminating the current pinch-point and increasing safety for users of the bridge and trail.

    Narrabeen Lagoon Trail, an 8.4km multi-use trail circumnavigating the lagoon was completed in 2015. Since then, several sections of the trail have been identified as requiring an upgrade to ensure the safety of all users.

    The section of path across the Pittwater Road Bridge has been identified as a bottleneck and safety hazard for cyclist and pedestrian users of the bridge.

    Council currently has funding from Transport for NSW’s B-Line project to improve pedestrian and cycle links along Pittwater Road. These funds will provide a three metre wide pedestrian and cycle bridge alongside the existing road bridge, eliminating the current pinch-point and increasing safety for users of the bridge and trail.