Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Ryde Bridge

Ryde Bridge, also known as Uhrs Point Bridge, carries Concord Road over the Parramatta River linking the northern suburb of Ryde with the inner west suburb of Rhodes. It comprises of a steel truss vertical-lift bridge (northbound) and a concrete fixed-span bridge (southbound). The original Ryde Bridge opened in 1935 as a lift bridge, which allowed shipping to reach the State Timber Yard. The lifting mechanism was later removed and the second concrete bridge crossing opened in 1988. This view from the boardwalk at Ryde Wharf Reserve.


  1. Does the State Timber Yard still survive? If so, are the timbers still brought by ship?

    1. The State Sawmill at Rhodes was sold off to a private company which closed in 1969. Rhodes has been redeveloped in recent years into high rise apartments and office buildings.

  2. You make our bridges very interesting :)

  3. Awesome bridge and fence photo ~ thanks,

    Happy Day to you ~ ^_^

  4. That's interesting construction of the bridge and you got a nice view!

  5. Great looking bridge. I wonder why they removed the lift portion.

  6. Great looking bridge, wearing its history for all to see.


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