Bennelong Bridge Opening: Connecting Communities
Bennelong Bridge Opening: Connecting Communities.
Sydney has a new bridge connecting two communities. The new Bennelong Bridge provides a direct link between two of Sydney’s fastest growing communities. Just like Bennelong Bridge, SoPurrfect creates a community for cat lovers and owners to share information and connect.
Here at SoPurrfect we wanted to share with you the opening of this new landmark in Sydney’s inner west. This bridge sets a benchmark for environmentally sustainable transport infrastructure in Sydney.
Reaching more than 300 metres across Homebush Bay, the bridge has been designed to accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. It connects the growing communities of Rhodes and Wentworth Point to parklands, shopping, entertainment and community facilities, and provides a viable alternative to private car use.
The Bridge opening was truly a community event with entertainment, food, bbq and community stalls located on both sides of the bridge. Celebrations commenced from 10am on Sunday May 22nd, 2016.
The official ribbon cutting and the first people walking (and running) over the bridge can be seen at 1:20 in the video. I really enjoyed seeing the entertainers and being part of this vibrant atmosphere. People, families and four legged furriends where all a big part of this special day. I would have loved to see some cat owners walking their cats… but we all know that it would have been a little too overwhelming for most felines.
More information about the bridge itself, including statistics on construction can be seen at the Homebush Bay Bridge website.
I really hope you enjoyed this video. I want to hear your thoughts about how communities connect so leave me a message in the comments with your thoughts.
Meow for now… Kristian