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22 April 2019

New Fremantle Traffic Bridge – Announcement

On 22 April 2019, the McGowan Government announced that it has included $230 million for the to construction a new Fremantle Traffic Bridge in the upcoming State Budget. The new bridge will also allow the opportunity to extend the Fremantle Railway Principal Shared Path to Fremantle with the inclusion of modern standard cycling and pedestrian facilities.

The Fremantle Traffic Bridge over the Swan River, originally built in 1938 as a temporary structure, is finally set to be rebuilt after the State Government successfully pitched the project to the Commonwealth Government for a funding contribution.

The State Government has met with the City of Fremantle and will investigate the feasibility of retaining parts of the old bridge for community use, subject to the design of the new structure and future engineering investigations.

Construction of the bridge is anticipated to start in 2021-22 and take approximately two years to complete.

For more information:



Minister for Transport; Planning’s office
Phone: 6552 5500

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