Garratt Road Bridge


From 30 January, we will begin maintenance works on the heritage-listed Garratt Road Bridge over the Swan River.

This project involves repairing more than 200 timber piles and replacing the fender system on the bridge’s navigation span.

It is funded by the State Government to ensure the long term viability and safety of the bridge, which comprises two separate structures. The older, eastern bridge (southbound) was built in 1935 and the western bridge (northbound) was built in 1970.

This project will continue until mid-2017.


Construction impacts

From 30 January, traffic management will be in place with reduced speed limits to enable traffic crossing to be built on Garratt Road south of the Swan River. From 8 February, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction over the western bridge and the eastern bridge will be closed to all traffic.

Road users are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journey.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at-all-times on the existing bridge footpath and river foreshore.

River traffic will also be maintained at all times.


Traffic impact

The following roadworks will be in place from 30 January:

​Location ​Estimated timeframe​Impact

Garratt Road Bridge

From 7am 8 February to June
  • Southbound bridge closed
  • Reduced to single lane in both directions on northbound bridge
  • Speed limit reduced to 40 km/h


Further information

Phone: 138 138



Modified: 24 Feb 2017