The Ryde Bridge, also called the Uhrs Point Bridge, comprising two steel truss inoperable vertical-lift bridges that spans the Parramatta River, are located west of the central business district of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. The two bridges carry six lanes of the A3 from Ryde in Sydney's Northern Suburbs to Rhodes in Sydney's Inner West. The Ryde Bridge comprises two separate truss inoperable vertical-lift bridges carrying a northbound and a southbound carriageway respectively.

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  • The Ryde Bridge, also called the Uhrs Point Bridge, comprising two steel truss inoperable vertical-lift bridges that spans the Parramatta River, are located west of the central business district of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. The two bridges carry six lanes of the A3 from Ryde in Sydney's Northern Suburbs to Rhodes in Sydney's Inner West. The Ryde Bridge comprises two separate truss inoperable vertical-lift bridges carrying a northbound and a southbound carriageway respectively. Ryde Bridge has rarity value at a State level and historical significance locally. Ryde Bridge spans the Parramatta River between Church Street in Ryde (Uhrs Point) and Concord Road in Rhodes, replacing an earlier ferry service between these two points established in the late nineteenth century. It is rare at a state level because it is the only lift span bridge on Sydney Harbour and its tributaries (although the mechanism to operate the vertical lift span has been removed). Ryde Bridge, constructed in 1935, is also a relatively rare example of a steel truss bridge with a lift span in NSW. It is similar to Hexham Bridge on the Hunter River in that both are moveable span bridges, although Ryde Bridge was designed and constructed around a decade earlier. By the early 1950s, the bascule span was the preferred option for bridges with opening spans, meaning that vertical lift span bridges such as Ryde Bridge were no longer being designed and built. Ryde Bridge has local historical significance because it is located at an important crossing over the Parramatta River, between Ryde and Rhodes, which was one of the narrowest points on the river. Ryde Council initiated the construction of the bridge in order to open up the municipality for suburban development. Thereafter, Ryde Bridge has provided an important transportation route for outer suburbs in the municipalities of Ryde and Hornsby to access Sydney by car.— Statement of significance, Heritage and conservation register, Roads & Maritime Services, 15 August 2005. (en)
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  • Ryde Bridge, viewed from in 2006.
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  • Roads & Maritime Services heritage and conservation register
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  • The Ryde Bridge, also called the Uhrs Point Bridge, comprising two steel truss inoperable vertical-lift bridges that spans the Parramatta River, are located west of the central business district of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. The two bridges carry six lanes of the A3 from Ryde in Sydney's Northern Suburbs to Rhodes in Sydney's Inner West. The Ryde Bridge comprises two separate truss inoperable vertical-lift bridges carrying a northbound and a southbound carriageway respectively. (en)
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