Wentworth Park Viaduct, Sydney

An overcast day in Wentworth Park, Glebe, Sydney, NSW.

This old brick arched railway viaduct with twenty-one spans is now used by the modern Light Rail Line between Central Station and Lilyfield. Constructed between 1892 and 1922 to provide a direct freight line to the ports at Rozelle, Glebe and Darling Harbour. The Heritage Listed viaduct is estimated to contain 1.4 million bricks and stretches approximately 274 metres across the park, making it the second longest brick viaduct in the NSW Rail system after the Jubilee Park viaduct which is part of the same line.

The freight line was decommissioned in 1996 and the viaducts were converted for use by light rail.  In the first image, Centrepoint Tower in Sydney can be seen beyond.

2014-06-23 Glebe Viaduct 1
2014-06-23 Glebe Viaduct 1
2014-06-23 Glebe Viaduct 2
2014-06-23 Glebe Viaduct 2
2014-06-23 Glebe Viaduct 3
2014-06-23 Glebe Viaduct 3

 

All images © R.Powell

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