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7 Bridges Walk 2019

7BW

Sydney Habour Bridge, Anzac Bridge, Pyrmont Bridge, Iron Cove Bridge, Fig Tree Bridge, Gladesville Bridge & Tarban Creek Bridge

Start
07:30
Finish
16:30

Event information

Up to 15,000 participants will walk over Sydney’s seven iconic bridges along a 28km circuit whilst taking in some of Sydney’s most spectacular views around upper Sydney Harbour. With limited parking at each village, participants are encouraged to catch public transport, free shuttle buses will also run around the course in both directions.

Participants will cross the following seven bridges:

  1. Sydney Harbour Bridge
  2. Pyrmont Bridge
  3. Anzac Bridge
  4. Iron Cove Bridge
  5. Gladesville Bridge
  6. Tarban Creek Bridge
  7. Figtree Bridge

Event villages will be located near each bridge at:

  • Milsons Point Village - Burton St, Milsons Point
  • Pyrmont Village - Pyrmont Bay Park, Pyrmont
  • Rozelle Village- Waterfront Drive Sporting Ground, Rozelle
  • Hunters Hill Village - Hunters Hill Scout Hall, Hunters Hill
  • Lane Cove Village - Central Park, Kenneth St, Lane Cove
  • Wollstonecraft Village - Brennan Park, Hazelbank Rd and King St, Wollstonecraft

See the 7 Bridges Event course map for village locations and bus stops

Opal

You can use an Opal card for all modes of public transport in Sydney and surrounding regions, including trains, buses, ferries and light rail. There is also a Travel Cap of $2.80 on Sundays.

Remember to top up your Opal card before you head you travel to avoid queues at top-up machines. You can top up your card online or at an Opal retailer.

More ways to pay

If you have a contactless-enabled American Express, Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card, or a linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and tapping off at Opal card readers. Available on all public transport in the Opal network, contactless payments are another way to pay on the Opal network. Adult Opal fare pricing applies and you will receive Opal benefits, including daily and weekly fare caps.

Sydney Metro services are high-frequency, driverless trains running between Tallawong Station and Chatswood Station.

Metro services start running from the early morning until late. Change at Epping or Chatswood to connect with trains to event villages.

For Metro service disruption information, check trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Milsons Point and Wollstonecraft villages are easily accessible from stations on the T1 North Shore Line. The remaining villages are best accessed by bus.

Trackwork

Trackwork is taking place from 02:00 Saturday 26 October until 02:00 Monday 28 October and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T1 North Shore: Buses replace trains between Berowra and Gordon.
  • T9 Northern Line: Buses replace trains between Hornsby and Strathfield.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Buses replace trains between Newcastle Interchange and Central.
  • Hunter Line: Buses replace trains between Scone, Dungog and Newcastle Interchange.

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. Trackwork may affect how you travel so allow plenty of extra travel time and plan ahead. For train service disruption information, check travel alerts and trackwork or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Shuttle buses

Free event shuttle buses will run around the course in both directions to help participants connect between villages. Just show your Event Passport when boarding services. Please note: if you’ve taken your dog on the walk with you, you won’t be able to bring your pet on board buses (assistance animals excepted).

Shuttle buses will start running from Milsons Point at 8.30am, making their way around the course in both clockwise and anticlockwise directions. Buses are expected to reach each bus stop approximately every 15 to 20 minutes. The last service will leave Milsons Point at 4.30pm.

Bus stop locations:

  • Milsons point: Alfred St South outside Milsons Point station
  • Wollstonecraft: King St opposite Brennan Park
  • Greenwich: River Rd opposite Greenwich Hospital
  • Lane Cove West: River Rd, near William Edward St
  • Linley Point: Burns Bay Rd opposite View St
  • Hunters Hill: Burns Bay Rd near the Church St on/off-ramp
  • Drummoyne: Victoria Rd near Lyons Rd opposite the Drummoyne Post Office
  • Rozelle: Victoria Rd near Toelle St / Terry St
  • Pyrmont: Pirrama Rd, outside the Star

See the 7 Bridges Event course map for village locations and bus stops.

Regular route buses

The Rozelle, Hunters Hill and Lane Cove Villages are best accessible by bus. Use the Trip Planner to find a bus service to get you to your chosen starting point. For bus service disruption information check travel alerts.

Sydney Ferries are a great way to get around the city, but services are very popular and may reach capacity, especially on Sundays. Plan your trip ahead and allow plenty of extra travel time or consider the alternative transport options available.

Milsons Point and Pyrmont villages are easily accessible by ferry with wharves in short walking distance of the village sites. Remaining villages are best accessed by train or bus.

For ferry service disruption information check travel alerts.

Pyrmont Village is easily accessible by light rail with the Pyrmont Bay stop in short walking distance of the village site in Pyrmont Bay Park.

Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations.

For maps and service frequencies see Light rail service information. For service disruption information check travel alerts.

Participants will use existing off-road walkways and footpaths however there will be some minor road and lane closures in place to support pedestrian movements.

Road and lane closures:

  • Lilyfield: from 7am to 4.30pm Sunday 27 October, Central Ave in the Sydney College of the Arts
  • Hunters Hill: from 6.30am to 4.30pm, Sunday 27 October, Durham St between Church St and Heath Ave and Heath Ave from Durham St will be closed. Access will be maintained for residents only via Church St.
  • Milsons Point: 5pm, Saturday 26 October to 8pm, Sunday 27 October, Burton St from Alfred St South will be closed
  • Lane Cove: from 7.30pm to 4pm, Sunday 27 October, River Rd eastbound Lane 1 between the Lane Cove and Greenwich Hospital will be closed.

For the safety of pedestrians, there will be some traffic controller managed crossing points throughout the course.

Drivers should also exercise caution and keep an eye out for walkers, as there will larger groups of pedestrians walking along footpaths on key roads.

For the latest traffic information visit Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app.

The best way to get to and from the event is by public transport as all villages are easily accessible by various modes of transport.

Standard parking conditions apply in areas around each respective village so check signs carefully.

For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area, visit NSW Taxi Council.

Accessible trips are shown in the Trip Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can select "accessible services only" in the Options to ensure you only see accessible services. Only trip plans with accessible train platforms, ferry wharves and buses will be presented. See accessible travel or download a transport app (select the "Accessibility" filter).