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Bradfield Highway
New South Wales
Sydney CBD from the top (gun) deck of the south east pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.jpg
Bradfield Highway, south-westerly aspect
General information
Type Highway
Length 2.5 km (1.6 mi)
Opened 1932
Gazetted 19 March 1932 (1932-03-19)
Maintained by Roads & Maritime Services
route number
  • Metroad 2 (1993–2006)
  • State Route 28 (1992–1993)
  • National Route 1 (1955–1992)
Major junctions
North end Warringah Freeway
North Sydney
  • Sydney Harbour Tunnel
  • Pacific Highway
  • Cahill Expressway
South end Western Distributor
Sydney CBD
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National Highway • Freeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales

The Bradfield Highway is a highway in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. At 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) long it is one of the shortest highways in Australia.

The highway was opened on 19 March 1932 and was named in honour of Dr John Bradfield. As a government-appointed civil engineer, Bradfield oversaw the tendering process for the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and as the NSW Public Works Department chief engineer had oversight of the bridge design and construction. Amid some controversy, Bradfield was also considered to be the co-designer of the bridge's arch design, along with Dorman Long and Sir Ralph Freeman.

Exits and interchanges

LGA Location km mi Destinations Notes
North Sydney North Sydney 0 0.0 Warringah Freeway (M1) – Crows Nest, Mosman, Hornsby, Newcastle, Brisbane Includes access from Military Road, Falcon Street and the Gore Hill Freeway
Mount Street – North Sydney Southbound entrance only.
0.4 0.25 Pacific Highway – North Sydney, Chatswood, Artarmon Northbound exit only. Access from Pacific Highway to the Bradfield Highway from the north is via Mount Street or Falcon Street
Milsons Point 0.5 0.31 Lavender Street – Milsons Point, McMahons Point, Kirribilli and Luna Park Northbound exit only.
Port Jackson 1 0.62 Sydney Harbour Bridge (Toll on southbound carriage only)
Sydney Sydney CBD 2.5 1.6 Western Distributor (A4) – Haymarket, Ashfield, Parramatta Bradfield Highway continues south as the Western Distributor
Cahill Expressway – The Domain Northbound entrance only
York Street – Sydney central business district Southbound exit only
Clarence Street – Sydney central business district Northbound entrance only
Grosvenor Street – Sydney central business district
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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