Swan River Crossings, Fremantle
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.