A 450-tonne crane has lifted the first parts of Sydenham Station’s new pedestrian concourse as part of a major upgrade to bring the station to Sydney Metro standards.
Two columns and two steel reinforced bridge supports weighing more than 28 tonnes each were lifted into place by the crane and a crew of around 80 people.
The operation was undertaken early in the morning when the flight path was not in operation, allowing the parts to be lifted over the railway tracks and overhead wiring.
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Four cameras were used to guide the bridge supports into position where workers then secured each support into place over 90 minutes.
The pedestrian concourse will connect Sydenham Station to new entry plazas on Burrows Avenue and Railway Parade, ensuring all platforms are fully accessible from both ends of the station.