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Harbour Bridge gets lift off for accessibility

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Wheelchair access from two lifts to the Sydney Harbour Bridge has opened. The two elevators, located at both the southern and northern ends, have a capacity for two wheelchairs, two carers and 27 passengers.

“There was a lot of support from the disability sector to make the bridge accessible for everyone,” NSW Minister for Roads and Maritime Services, Melinda Pavey said. “It was an expensive, but long overdue project. The plan was to have it ready for the Invictus Games and that was achieved so the timing of the opening was perfect.”

The minister said people with disability, prams or those who have difficulty climbing stairs will now have access to the iconic structure. Access to the bridge footpath was previously via 60 steps.

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Source:
Kymberly Martin, 2018, Freedom2Live (https://www.freedom2live.com.au/)

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