Monday, 14 September 2015

1962: Southern Sydney Transport Vision

tom Uglys Bridge Vision February 6 1962 the leader 1

Source: Anonymous. 1962. "Engineer proposes solution to the chaos". The St George and Sutherland Shire Leader, February 8: 1. 

In 1962,  engineer James Stewart in the Sutherland Shire drew up a vision to improve transport across the city's southern suburbs. His idea was fairly straight forward:

*Build a second road deck over the existing Tom Uglys Bridge. He claimed it could be done in 20 days with six men.
*Use the F6 Corridor to build a new heavy rail line linking Rockdale with Caringbah and be incorporated into the new Taren Point Bridge. For Cronulla rail commuters, this would lead to a big reduction in travel times to and from the city.

The new rail link would have also eliminated the need to build what is now the current rail bridge at Como, but I think this was inevitable in terms of providing a smooth service between the South Coast and Sydney.