Congdon Street Bridge Replacement


In planningFuture

Replace the ageing 111-year-old timber bridge over the Fremantle Line at Swanbourne Station.

Congdon Street Bridge <em>Replacement</em>

What's planned

Development work is underway while funding for construction is being investigated.

Proposed alignment

As a result of recent engineering design investigations, we have identified constructability issues with the previous concept design endorsed by key stakeholders in 2019, which proposed the bridge be constructed east of the existing alignment, crossing over the rail line from Saladin Street to Windsor Street.

Considering the constructability constraints and community feedback, and in consultation with key stakeholders, we have now pursued an alternative bridge alignment that meets design specifications and standards on the existing alignment. The new alignment includes new footpaths on the bridge, and within the Swanbourne Precinct, linking to places of interest and providing new and improved place-making and wayfinding opportunities for the whole community.

During construction, a temporary bridge structure will be in place to the west of the existing bridge and will include footpaths to ensure accessibility for vulnerable road users. Parking within the Swanbourne Shopping Precinct will also remain.

The community and stakeholders have provided important feedback to the development phase of the project which, where appropriate has been incorporated into the project design or the Urban Landscape Design Framework. The revised Congdon Street Bridge alignment better meets the expectations and needs of the local community, which advocated for the ‘Swanbourne Village feel’ to remain and for the replacement bridge to be a ‘community bridge’ not just a ‘traffic bridge’.

The revised alignment’s design footprint has minimal environmental impact, with no impact to the existing Norfolk Pine trees on Claremont Crescent or to the Date Palms on Railway Street.

Swanbourne Station Precinct Masterplan Study

Consistent with the Market-Led Proposal process, METRONET is leading development of the Swanbourne Station Precinct Masterplan including the Public Transport Authority rail corridor west of Swanbourne Station. Learn more about the Market Led Proposal on the WA Gov website.

The replacement Congdon Bridge alignment is fixed and will be constructed on the alignment of the existing bridge. Once the Swanbourne Precinct Masterplan Study is completed, the detailed design phase of Congdon Bridge will commence, with construction to follow, subject to funding.


accessibility and connectivity


the existing bridge remnants


access at Swanbourne Station

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