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Sep 05, 2017 built & urban heritage
Meadowbank Railway Bridge

Project overview

  • Statement of Heritage Impact
  • Photographic Archival Recording
  • Undertaken and completed in 2014
  • Approximately $8K

Client

  • Ausgrid

In 2014, EXTENT Heritage (formerly Futurepast Heritage Consulting Pty Ltd) were commissioned by Ausgrid to prepare a Statement of Heritage Impact and Photographic Archival Recording for Meadowbank Railway Bridge. Meadowbank Railway Bridge is one of twelve double lattice girder bridges that survive substantially intact in the NSW railway system.

Significance

Meadowbank Railway Bridge is listed on the State Heritage Register and is one of twelve double lattice girder bridges that survive substantially intact in the NSW railway system. It is of exceptional heritage significance, as evidence of a short lived but highly popular approach to bridge design in which the spanning girders were reinforced by a lattice of bars. As such, the bridge is an exceptional piece of early Australian railway engineering.

The Project

In 2015, EXTENT Heritage (formerly Futurepast Heritage Consulting Pty Ltd) were commissioned by Ausgrid to prepare a Statement of Heritage Impact and Photographic Archival Recording for Meadowbank Railway Bridge. The reports were prepared in response to a network-wide electricity cable replacement program in which new cables were to be placed cross Parramatta River via the Meadowbank Bridge. Tasks included:

  • Historical research
  • Site inspection and analysis
  • Review of relevant legislation and planning controls in relation to the project
  • Assessment of heritage impacts of the proposed works
  • Provision of project recommendations.

Download the Project Sheet here