Oatley end of the pathway just 1 klm before the bridge
A rail trail that follows part of the approach easement (from Oatley) then crosses the former Como Railway Bridge to Como. This old bridge lies next to a more modern dual track suburban/country rail bridge carrying the main south coast line traffic.
The old bridge is significant as the longest single track lattice girder bridge in New South Wales and is a rare example of its type. Connects the riverside suburbs of Oatley and Como in Sydney's south.
Approx one kilometre from Oatley Railway station (north) a sealed walking and cycle path commences at the end of Myra Place. It travels south along the old railway corridor, crosses the bridge and finishes in Cremona Rd Como (south). The entire pathway is some 1.5 kilometres in length.
At the Como end, the pathway continues through The Como Reserve to the historic Como Hotel and adjacent streets. We suggest users consult with web sites that deal with Sydney bicycle pathways for further information about interconnecting pathways.
This former Railway Bridge spans the George’s river and connects the southern suburbs of Como (to the south) and Oatley (to the north) that lie on either side of the river. This steel truss bridge was opened in 1885 and once carried a single track on the main line from Sydney to Port Kembla. In 1972 it was closed and replaced by an adjacent new double track bridge. A well maintained black top carriageway has been installed on the old bridge providing an excellent walking and cycling route for recreational use.
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