Garratt Road Bridge


Maintenance works on the heritage-listed Garratt Road Bridge over the Swan River are well underway.

The project involves repairing more than 200 timber piles and replacing the fender system on the bridge’s navigation span. Most of the maintenance work will be undertaken under the bridge, although both bridges will be resurfaced and the ahndrail on the eastern bridge will also be replaced.

The work 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.

As the works have been expanded to replace the handrail, the project will now continue until September 2017.


Construction impacts

Traffic management remains in place through the area and the eastern bridge is currently closed and traffic is currently reduced to one lane in each direction over the western bridge. Reduced speed limits are in place. 

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

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

At this time, river traffic access will be maintained.


Traffic impact

The following roadworks will be in place from 30 January:

​Location ​Estimated timeframe​Impact

Garratt Road Bridge

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


Modified: 20 Jun 2017