- Bradfield Park Heritage Walk
The Bradfield Park Heritage Walk is a self-guided interpretive trail through the heritage-listed Bradfield Park North. Located between Burton Street and Lavender Street, it celebrates the parkland’s landscape and heritage settings.
The walk commemorates the upheaval due to the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the community. It uses words, pictures and physical representation on the surface of the building walls and foundations that remain beneath the park.
The walk traverses the unique Milsons Point Station entrance and along the Sydney Harbour Bridge approach walls. Here, the Art Deco detailing was designed by John Job Crew Bradfield, chief engineer for the Bridge.
Explore tree canopy and wander past garden plantings that are set in between the approach wall pilasters. You will even see footprints of the former houses and businesses of the Milsons Point Community. These were knocked down for the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Large swathes of Milsons Point and Kirribilli villages were greatly affected by property resumptions and demolitions for the Bridge. Some 3000 people were impacted by the loss of up to 500 homes and shops.
The walk was opened for the 75th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 2007 by the only granddaughter of John Bradfield, Ms. Shirley Fox (now deceased).