Garratt Road Bridge


Maintenance works on the heritage-listed Garratt Road Bridge over the Swan River are nearing completion.

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.

The project involves repairing more than 240 timber piles and replacing the navigation span fender system on the bridges. Most of the maintenance work has been underway beneath bridge.

The works have been expanded to repair and paint the footpath handrail and resurface the road surface of the eastern bridge.

Since late August, traffic has been diverted onto the eastern bridge to enable repair works to progress on the western bridge. Repairs to the western bridge are scheduled for completion on 6 October 2017. 


Construction impacts

Both bridges are scheduled to be opened to normal traffic on 6 October 2017, with site cleanup activities to continue until late October. Single lane closure traffic management may be implemented for short periods on weekdays between 9am and 3pm with reduced speed limits in place. It is anticipated that this will have minimal impact to the travelling public.

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:

​Location ​Estimated timeframe​Impact

Garratt Road Bridge

From 6 October to late October
  • Short period lane closures on weekdays between 9am and 3pm may be in place, with a reduced speed limit down to 40 km/h


Modified: 05 Oct 2017