Lang Road Bridge to open up world for walker, cyclist

CONSTRUCTION of Ewen Park’s new $3.8 million pedestrian and cycle bridge will be completed next month.
The new bridge will drastically improve the way pedestrians and cyclists share the space and will help connect the Cooks River Cycleway and surrounding areas.
City of Canterbury Bankstown Mayor Khal Asfour says cyclists will no longer have to dismount when crossing over the Cooks River.
“It’s larger width and angled design also gives pedestrians greater opportunities to pause and take in the amazing views of the river,” he said.
The council will also: Construct an all-abilities kayak launch pad; construct a new footpath made of crushed sandstone between Lang Road and Younger Avenue; install public artwork; and landscape along the banks of the river.
Mayor Asfour said this project was just one of many improvements happening in the Ewen Park Precinct.
“As part of the Ewen Park Improvement Plan, we’re also designing an outdoor education and meeting space (which is on public exhibition until October 26), upgrading the active and passive play spaces within the park and building a new community centre,” he said.
“This precinct is being completely transformed and will be an exciting new space where people can gather, learn, play and be active.”
The Lang Road Bridge is expected to reopen on Tuesday, November 17.