Old Mandurah Bridge Replacement

 

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The following works are scheduled to facilitate this project:

Location​Date​Impact​

Mandurah Terrace

Pinjarra Road to Smart Street

12pm midday 31 July to 28 August (inclusive)

Estuary footpath - Dalrymple Park

South of Mandurah Traffic Bridge

22 May to September

24 hour works

  • Closed
  • Pedestrian detour via Winjan Place and Pinjarra Road  

​Pinjarra Road

East of Mandurah Traffic Bridge and Sholl Street

​15 May to September

24 hour works

  • ​Modified merging points

For safety, the speed limit on Pinjarra Road between Mandurah Terrace and Mary Street will be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h in both directions. This speed reduction is in place from 9 May until the end of the project in 2017.

Footpaths on the western foreshore have been realigned or relocated to accommodate the new bridge and the site office location. On the eastern foreshore, the footpath will direct pedestrians across Mandurah Terrace to use the path on the far side of the road. These changes are necessary to divert pedestrians and cyclists around the construction site for the duration of the project. 

The project reached a major milestone on 7 June, when the new bridge was pushed into final position using the incremental launch construction process.

 

Video: Mandurah Bridge Time Lapse

 

Background

The Old Mandurah Bridge on Old Coast Road in Halls Head is approaching the end of its life, and the two-lane structure is no longer sufficient to cater for local traffic due to the increased population growth in the area. Following work by a Community Reference Group (CRG) to develop a business case in 2013, the State Government and the City of Mandurah developed the project to replace the existing traffic bridge.

 

The Community Reference Group (CRG)

A CRG established by the Minister for Transport in November 2012 ensured the community was well-represented during the redevelopment of the Old Mandurah Bridge. The CRG comprised members across local government, industry and community interest groups in addition to a team of specialist technical advisors. The group published a Strategic Business Case in July 2013 identifying those issues most important to the local community and proposing a preferred option.

 

Current Status

Design and construction contractor, Georgiou Group Pty Ltd is working on the new bridge.  Pouring and launching concrete segments for the new bridge are the current work focus.

Construction works commenced in May. The project is due for completion in late-2017.

The State Government and the City of Mandurah are providing $51.8 million for the project.

OId Mandurah Traffic Bridge Replacement project features include:

  • Four traffic lanes;
  • Separate wide pedestrian and cyclist walkway to the north side of the new bridge; and
  • Fishing platforms and boardwalks accessible from the eastern and western foreshores

 

Community Engagement and Further Information

You can register to receive regular project updates and get more information at the Have Your Say Mandurah website.

Consultation to identify community issues and preferences was undertaken in 2012/13, and the information collected was used to develop the project scope given to industry to base detailed bridge proposals on.

Information about the project will be distributed through a number of channels including fact sheets, the City of Mandurah’s and our website, and local newspapers as it becomes available.

Click on the thumbnails for larger concept images:

​Aerial east view​Aerial west view Close up shared path
Close up undersideUnderside west view

 

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Modified: 15 Aug 2017