Third Avenue Bridge



The  new Third Avenue Bridge over the railway in Mount Lawley will open to traffic after 4pm on Saturday, 14 May.

Members of the local community are invited to walk over the new bridge from 9am to 3pm on 14 May prior to its official opening. Please note there is no parking nearby and the closest train station is Mount Lawley.

Funded by the State Government, Third Avenue bridge is the second stage of a project to improve safety and efficiency on the local road and rail network.  Staggered to minimise disruption to road users and local community, the project started with replacement of the Seventh Avenue Bridge, which opened to traffic in May 2015.

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Project Scope

The new concrete Third Avenue Bridge has a single span of about 22 m.  It has been built to meet current safety standards and has no weight restrictions. Twice as wide as the old timber bridge built in 1910, it includes a second lane eastbound to separate traffic turning left and right onto Whatley Crescent and improve traffic flow at peak periods. 

The cycle and pedestrian path along Whatley Crescent has also been rerouted through a new 30m underpass.

More Information

General project enquiries

Leanne Pitcher, Main Roads’ Community Relations Representative
Tel: 0408 923 249

Contracting or supplier enquiries

Tel: 138 138


Modified: 12 May 2016