Saturday’s tragedy at the Sea Cliff Bridge came as Roads and Maritime Services was in the process of adding signage warning people of the dangers.
On Saturday afternoon, a Homebush West man died after he fell 40 metres from a cliff overlooking the bridge.
There are at least two ways to access what has been tagged as the “secret lookout” – one of which involves trespassing on land owned by State Rail.
The other way to the top would see trekkers crossing land owned by RMS at the roadside on their way to the top.
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While it is believed the man who died in the fall was walking along the rail corridor, a Roads and Maritime Services spokesman said it was aware of trespassers using the route through its land.
“Roads and Maritime Services has been made aware some people are leaving the pedestrian facilities on Lawrence Hargrave Drive and walking through the road reserve to access the cliff top near Sea Cliff Bridge,” the spokesman said before Saturday’s tragedy.
“It is not intended that public access be provided to this location from Lawrence Hargrave Drive.”
The spokesman said last month that plans were under way to erect signage in the area to inform people of this “and encourage pedestrians to stay on designated walking facilities”.
This route is well-known online, where there are a number of videos that show people how to get there.
The route is steep and dangerous with many of those videos showing people slipping and falling.
“Additional signage which warns the public that access to the old roadway is prohibited was ordered recently and will be installed in the coming weeks,” the spokesman said.