Bit of lifting, bit of shifting
Redcliffe Bridge construction is moving along nicely, with the first two bridge segments in place.
Published: 03 September 2021, Updated: 03 September 2021
Work is well underway to upgrade Redcliffe Bridge to 10 lanes over Swan River. The bridge is located between Great Eastern Highway and Guildford Road, and forms part of the Tonkin Gap project.
The first two bridge segments have been incrementally launched into place, with the third launch to soon follow. Similar to how Mandurah and Mount Henry bridges were constructed, incremental launch is when bridge parts are pushed from one side to the other in sections.
At 310 metres long, the bridge will require 17 bridge segments and more than 3,000m³ of concrete.
Work is progressing well for the upgrade at Great Eastern Highway, where a new loop ramp will be built to provide free-flowing access for drivers travelling north on Tonkin Highway.
Widening Tonkin Highway is also on track with construction of four new bridges over Railway Parade and Guildford Road. Next year, 60 bridge beams will be installed with the longest spanning 35 metres and weighing 135 tonnes.
Visit our dedicated project page to learn more about Tonkin Gap and watch the magic unfold.