Willoughby State member the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP was asked recently to investigate the operational life of the Fullers Bridge over the Lane Cove River. She was asked if there are regular inspections undertaken of the bridge. It was pointed out to Gladys that like other bridges across Sydney the bridge may have reached the end of its design life. This request was prompted in response to the Draft Metropolitan Strategy which takes a 2031 horizon for infrastructure projects. The Sydney Harbour Tunnel, completed in 1989, for instance was given a 30 year life span.
Fullers Bridge was built in 1918 (95 years ago). It replaced an earlier wooden bridge at the same location.