The new Third Avenue Bridge over the railway in Mount Lawley officially opened to traffic on 14 May 2016.
This new concrete bridge has a single span of approximately 22 m, 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 30 m underpass.
Funded by the State Government, Third Avenue Bridge was 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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