Solving Sydney – Hawkesbury Bridge to Nowhere

What if we told you that there was a bridge, somewhere along the Hawkesbury, that was built…to nowhere? What if I told you that, somewhere in the area, the government built a bridge between two bits of nothing, for no good reason?

The Hawkesbury River is a 120 kilometre long river that stretches from Richmond in Sydney’s far northwest, up to the Central Tablelands, before winding to open up just south of the Central Coast into the Pacific Ocean. And it’s a truly beautiful, breathtaking river. With every river comes the inevitable need to cross that river, unless of course you wanna go for a quick swim every time you need to duck over to Woollies. Tuesday Drive host Felix Shannon is joined by Sharath, founder and host of ‘Building Beautifully‘, to talk about the river, the history of its various crossings, and the motives behind this bizarre piece of infrastructure, hidden away in an iconic, but quiet part of Greater Sydney.

Building Beautifully is a YouTube channel all about city planning, with a special focus on Sydney, Australia, and planning decisions over the past 50 years that have shaped our great city, for worse or for better. On the channel I explore everything, from railways and freeways lost to time, to in-depth analyses of infrastructure and urban planning in Sydney, and even exploration of different railway stations and roads across Sydney.

Image: Building Beautifully/Wikimedia Commons, Daramulan, CC BY-SA 3.0

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