Detailed design work is progressing while funding for construction is being investigated.
Considering feedback from the community and stakeholders during consultation for this project, we are planning to build a new bridge on the same alignment as the existing bridge. The agreed design concept includes new footpaths on both sides of the bridge, and within the Swanbourne precinct, providing improved connectivity for the community. It also has minimal environmental impact, enabling the existing Norfolk Pine trees on Claremont Crescent and the date palms on Railway Street to remain.
During construction, a temporary bridge structure will be in place to the west of the existing bridge, including footpaths to ensure accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists. Parking within the Swanbourne shopping precinct will also be preserved.
Swanbourne Station Precinct Masterplan Study
METRONET is leading development of a Swanbourne Station Precinct Masterplan, which includes the Public Transport Authority rail corridor west of Swanbourne Station. The replacement Congdon Bridge alignment is being considered as a fixed constraint in this masterplanning process.