The design for a new pedestrian crossing at Narrabeen Bridge has been unveiled.

Narrabeen Bridge, which was built in 1946, is currently a pedestrian and cyclist bottleneck on the popular Narrabeen Lagoon circuit track.

A separate bridge running parallel for pedestrians and cyclists was proposed in July 2018 rather than an upgrade to the current bridge.

The current bridge is not at the right height to meet modern flood standards and has a limited remaining lifespan.

The new adjacent bridge will be 3m wide and sit higher from the water, but the pylons will align with the current bridge to maintain navigational channels.

Based on community feedback, changes to the original design include:

  • Improved entry and exit points
  • Low-level lighting
  • Use of hardwood and stainless steel for handrails, and
  • Improved signage
Narrabeen pedestrian and cycle bridge materials

The design, which was prepared for Council by Newcastle based engineering firm Royal Haskoning DHV, will now be put out to tender for an expected construction start in mid-2021.

Images: Northern Beaches Council