Swan River Crossings Fremantle

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Building Fremantle’s new traffic bridge to improve journeys for all road and river users.

Swan River Crossings <em>Fremantle</em>

New bridge for Fremantle

The Fremantle Traffic Bridge was opened in 1939 as a temporary structure (the fourth built at this site) and has served its function well. The bridge has been deteriorating over several years, and despite extensive strengthening and maintenance works, it needs to be replaced. The new bridge will be built on the existing alignment and will be the fifth bridge in this location.

What’s happening

The Fremantle Traffic Bridge currently houses telecommunications, gas, and water services which need to be removed from the deteriorating bridge.

Activities planned:

  • Gas services will be decommissioned and replaced with new connection points north and south of the river.
  • Telecommunication and water services will be removed, and three new pipelines (one for telecommunication and two for water) will be installed under the riverbed.
  • A Horizontal Directional Drill will be used to drill under the riverbed connecting a pipeline to both sides of the river.

The community can expect activities at the southern and northern ends of the bridge in late March 2024 to prepare for the arrival of the first drill rig.

Some trees and vegetation also need to be removed to allow construction of a limestone pad for the drill rigs and site laydown areas. Clearing will start on 25 March, with professional arborists on site, and will only be done in the area where the drill rigs will operate.

 Read our latest Project Update to find out more.
 More information on our Latest Fact Sheet.

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