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Strathfield rail underbridges
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Strathfield rail underbridges showing train passing overhead
Coordinates 33°52′12″S 151°05′31″E / 33.8699°S 151.0920°E / -33.8699; 151.0920Coordinates: 33°52′12″S 151°05′31″E / 33.8699°S 151.0920°E / -33.8699; 151.0920
Carries Main North line
Crosses
  • Main Southern line
  • Main Western line
Locale Strathfield, Municipality of Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia
Owner RailCorp
Characteristics
Design Overpass
Material Brick
Official name: Strathfield rail underbridges (flyover); Strathfield Flyover
Type: State heritage (built)
Designated: 2 April 1999
Reference #: 1055
Type: Railway Bridge/ Viaduct
Category: Transport - Rail

The Strathfield rail underbridges are heritage-listed railway bridges located on the Main Southern and Main Western railway lines, in Strathfield in the Municipality of Strathfield local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The underbridges are also known as Strathfield rail underbridges (flyover) and Strathfield Flyover. The property is owned by RailCorp, an agency of the Government of New South Wales. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

The underbridges can be viewed from Cooper Street, near its intersection with Leicester Ave, Strathfield.

History

Heritage listing

As at 23 June 2016, the flyover is a rare item in NSW, built of brick to take the northern line suburban electric trains over the other tracks to avoid conflicts of traffic movement. The underbridge is a major structure at a busy intersection and is a good example of this type of structure.

The Strathfield rail underbridges were listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999 having satisfied the following criteria.

The place possesses uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of the cultural or natural history of New South Wales.

This item is assessed as historically rare. This item is assessed as archaeologically rare. This item is assessed as socially rare.

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