Yandhai Nepean Crossing
As well as providing a safe way to cross the Nepean River and complete the 7km loop section of the Great River Walk, the pedestrian bridge offers walkers and cyclists the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views of the Blue Mountains National Park and the Nepean River.
The Yandhai Nepean Crossing can be accessed from River Rd on the Western Side or from Memorial Ave on the Eastern Side of the Nepean River. Whichever side you choose to start, you’re guaranteed to enjoy the view along the way. And there’s plenty of places to stop and take it all in, with seats and viewing platforms on either side of the 200 metre long bridge.
The word ‘Yandhai’ contains elements of Darug language, and means ‘walking in past and present’. ‘Nepean’ has been kept in the name to signify the bridge’s place. ‘Crossing’ (instead of bridge), signifies both the bridge’s modern purpose and the historical use of this location along the river as a significant crossing.
Once you’ve finished your walk or bike ride across, the bridge itself is a spectacular sight to behold from the banks of the Nepean River. Why not pack a picnic and settle in a shady spot to enjoy the views and all the action on the river? There’s some great picnic spots to choose from along the banks of Nepean River including at Tench Reserve, Weir Reserve and Regatta Park.
There’s also a number of cafes and restaurants nearby where you can pick up a bite to eat or enjoy a drink after you’ve crossed the bridge or completed the Great River Walk. Head to the Nepean Rowing Club, Cafe at Lewers or to the Nepean River Restaurant Precinct for refreshments and to refuel.
If you are interested in the construction process of the Yandhai Nepean Crossing you can view it here