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Como Bridge

NSW Sydney and Blue Mountains

4 based on 3 reviews
Location: 20 km south of Sydney
Length: 2 km
Surface: Sealed
Start / End: Oatley to Como
Public Transport: Train
Suitable for:
  • Cycling – Mountain BikesCycling – Mountain Bikes
  • Cycling – Touring and Hybrid BikesCycling – Touring and Hybrid Bikes
  • PramsPrams
  • Scooters and Inline SkatesScooters and Inline Skates
  • WalkingWalking
  • WheelchairsWheelchairs

Map Legend:

  • Rail Trail
  • On Road
  • Possible Rail Trail
  • Other Trail
  • former Railway

DETAILS

Why visit the Como Bridge?

This former railway bridge spans the Georges River and connects the southern suburbs of Como (to the south) and Oatley (to the north) on either side of the river. The old bridge is significant as the longest single-track lattice girder bridge in NSW, and is a rare example of its type.  

Attractions

  • Bush and river scenery  
  • Historic bridge with excellent sealed surface 
  • The Como bridge can be part of a larger cycle tour in the southern suburbs of Sydney 

Trail Guide

A sealed 1.5 km walking and cycle path begins at the end of Myra Place, about 1 km from Oatley Railway station and travels south along the old railway corridor, crossing the bridge and finishing in Cremona Rd Como. 

At the Como end, the path continues through Como Reserve to the historic Como Hotel and adjacent streets. 

Section Guides

Oatley to Como 

Como Bridge crosses the Georges River on the old railway alignment. 

Background Information

Traditional Owners

We acknowledge the Tharawal people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which the rail trail is built.

Rail Trail development 

A well-maintained black-top carriageway has been installed on the old bridge, providing an excellent walking and cycling route for recreational use.

Railway history

The steel truss bridge was opened in 1885 and once carried a single track on the main line from Sydney to Port Kembla. 

It closed in 1972 and was replaced by an adjacent new double track bridge.

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REVIEWS

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3 reviews of “Como Bridge”

I lived in Como for around 20 years until 2014 and used the Como Bridge trail on a regular basis to go between Como and Oatley and return. It is a near enough to level track with well maintained bitumen.

Since the renovation of the Como Pleasure Grounds on the southern side of the bridge, there is now a great little cafe to enjoy a coffee and light snack along the way. Remnants of the original Como railway station remain but are fenced off.

Fabulous other than some cyclists that refuse to slow down over the bridge. This is a great community link and pre-dates the rail trail movement by decades.

I rode this trail late this afternoon (24/3/16), and it’s a great little trail. The bridge over the Georges River is the highlight with good views. Surface quality is fine and no major obstacles that a rider needs to worried about. Alot of pedestrians.

G’day,

I ride the bridge a couple of times each week. There are two things that riders should know.
Firstly, there is a 30m section at the southern end between the lookout and the railway access gate where the surface is very bumby. On a road bike it is very uncomfortable.
Secondly, the posted maximum speed for bicycles is – wait for it – 5kph!
If you try to ride at that pace you will be passed by pedestrians.
Other than that, it’s a great venue to ride.

Bill

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