A new bridge appeared over the M1 Princes Motorway at Unanderra at the weekend.
On Saturday night, the motorway was closed to allow for four large bridge beams to be be lifted into place.
The pedestrian bridge is part of an $18 million project to link the Nan Tien Temple on one side of the motorway with the Nan Tien Institute on the other side.
The pedestrian bridge is privately funded and both it and buildings at the institute were designed by architects Woods Bagot.
In 2014 project director Georgia Singleton said the bridge would represent “the enlightened journey of learning”.
“The bridge is more than a bridge and the building more than a building,” Ms Singleton said.
“The philosophy around the design sets it apart from everything else.”
The Nan Tien Institute began operating within the grounds of the Buddhist temple in 2011.
The institute moved across the motorway into its own building in March 2015.