Swan River Crossings, Fremantle

We're replacing the existing Fremantle Traffic Bridge to improve connectivity and access. This is currently in planning stage with construction due to start in late 2021.
Boat in the Swan River under two bridges


We are planning to replace the existing Fremantle Traffic Bridge and deliver a crossing that considers road, passenger and freight rail and path connectivity across the Swan River.  

The Fremantle Traffic Bridge was built in 1938 as a temporary structure and has served its function well. 

However, the bridge's structure has been deteriorating over a number of years, and despite extensive strengthening and maintenance works (including a highly disruptive closure in 2016), the bridge needs to be replaced. 

We are meeting with a range of stakeholders, including the City of Fremantle to investigate retaining parts of the old bridge for community use. 

The project will: 

  • replace Fremantle Traffic Bridge 
  • include a new rail bridge - providing an opportunity to expand passenger and freight rail access into Fremantle 
  • incorporate a new path for people walking and cycling to connect North Fremantle Station to the new bridge and across Swan River.  

Improve road and freight connectivity

Increase path access for pedestrians and cyclists

Complete our online survey by 20 September and help shape the development and design

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Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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