Pyrmont Bridge / Guardian Square

Pyrmont Bridge
Darling Harbour
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Pyrmont Bridge is the largest heritage listed swing-span bridge in the world, and spans Cockle Bay.

The bridge is the only clearly defined east-west connection between the city and Ultimo/Pyrmont and experiences high levels of pedestrian and cycle traffic.

The structure is significant for its heritage and landmark values. Guardian Square refers to the open space at the western end of the bridge.

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Appropriate use
  • Product sampling Public product displays Product sampling Public product displays
  • Filming Filming
  • Main pedestrian connector – facilitates east-west pedestrian and cycle movement
  • Passive recreation, e.g. viewing of adjoining land and water areas
  • Landmark character
  • No infrastructure permitted on the bridge
  • Shared zone (pedestrian, cycle, service vehicle) circulation along the bridge with
  • connection to cycleways at both end of the bridge
  • Connections to adjacent pedestrian/cycle networks
  • Established outdoor furniture
  • Windy location
  • Bridge openings
  • No power access
  • Surface

    Asphalt & paved

  • Toilets

    Beneath Pyrmont Bridge east and west approaches (including accessible toilets)

  • Pedestrian access
    Pedestrian access

    Pedestrian/cycle access across entire length of bridge with city and Pyrmont connections

  • Vehicle access
    Vehicle access

    Loading zone available adjacent Australian National Maritime Museum

  • Parking

    The Star car park (enter via 55 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont 2009)

  • Power


  • Water


Light Infrastructure Activations are only permitted on the western end (Pyrmont side of the bridge), on the paved area.

Pyrmont Bridge is an item of environmental heritage that is identified on PMNSW’s Heritage Register. Temporary events on the bridge cannot qualify as exempt or complying development.

In addition to general standards/criteria, the proposed event must:

  • Not obstruct the general flow of pedestrians and cyclists along the bridge.
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