Alison Road Bridge – in progress

Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW

Sam Crawford Architects has been engaged by Centennial Parklands Trust to design a new footbridge over Kensington Ponds, incorporating new pedestrian and cycle paths as well as a viewing platform. The bridge will act as a new gateway to the park and connect the new light rail station to a network of pedestrian and cycle paths through the park.

Ponds within the park lands are home to the long finned eel, that during autumn make the incredible journey from the park’s many ponds to the east coast where they reach the sea. From there they swim to their spawning grounds in New Caledonia. The bridge aims to draw attention to this incredible migration celebrating the form and dynamism of the eel.



Project Team

Sam Crawford, Imogene Tudor, Anna Paton, Tom Keeley-Reid, Luke Grey, Annie Vu, Allen Huang


Accessibility – Morris Goding Access Consulting
Geotech: JK Geotechnics
Structural Engineer: Simpson Design Associates
Surveyor: Opus
Quantity Surveyor: Altus Page Kirkland


Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust

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