The Western Distributor
is a primarily elevated small freeway in Sydney
, New South Wales
that links Victoria Road, White Bay
), with the Bradfield Highway
at the southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
. It is part of Metroad 4
The Western Distributor came to be out of the realization in the early 1960s that the existing roads that supported the Harbour Bridge would not cope with contemporary and projected traffic volumes.Due to existing infrastructure and buildings in the area, it was decided to build a viaduct to carry traffic above the city streets.",
Accessed 25 October, 2006The distributor also replaces the former congested route out of the city via the Pyrmont Bridge
(closed in 1988) and the Glebe Island Bridge
(closed in 1995 with the opening of Anzac bridge).
Underneath the Western Distributor at its northern end, between Sussex and Kent streets there is an abandoned carriageway underneath the main roadway. It is a short section of elevated freeway; the top tier remains in constant use but the lower is suspended in the air; having been severed at each end.
It is an unusual motorway as, citybound, it heads East, South East after the Anzac Bridge
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