Sandstone retaining walls replace dilapidated old sleepers on approach to Como rail bridge

Closing the path to the southern end of the old Como rail bridge may have caused some pain, but the end result promises to be pleasing.

New sandstone block retaining walls look a lot safer and more attractive than the previous structures, which were made using hardwood sleepers from the old rail line.

The Sutherland Shire Council project, designed to improve access to the popular cycle-walk link, is scheduled to be completed by the end of November.

During the work, the path is closed 7am to 6pm from Monday to Friday, but open on weekends.

Bike riders are required to dismount from both ends of the path

The path was constructed in 1985 as part of works to reopen the old bridge.

The project is being fully funded from Section 94 contributions paid by developers to the council.