Date set for Nepean River Bridge opening

The new Nepean River Bridge will hold its grand opening on Sunday, October 28.

Following the opening ceremony, the new 257 metre long dual pedestrian/cycle bridge will be available for the public to use for the first time.

The $49 million bridge will be accessed from Punt Road in Emu Plains and near the old Log Cabin site at Penrith.

It fulfils a promise Liberal MP for Penrith Stuart Ayres made when he stood at a by-election in 2010.

“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 Mr 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.”

Further details will be announced in coming weeks and will be available at: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-west/nepean-river-bridge/index.html.