Swan River Bridge Perth

Get Your First Look At The New East Perth Pedestrian And Cycling Bridge, Running Over The Swan River

byTroy Mutton
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Premier Mark McGowan has just revealed what the new Swan River Bridge in East Perth is going to look like, after first announcing it was coming back in 2020 as part of the $60 million WA Recovery Plan.

“The new bridge will be constructed locally by Western Australians, creating and supporting hundreds of local jobs, while providing a new walking and cycling opportunity for our local community,” the Premier said via Facebook. “This is a key part of the Perth City Deal, a partnership between the Western Australian and Commonwealth Governments – that will see more than $1.6 billion invested in projects across our CBD, supporting local jobs, local businesses and encouraging people into the city.”

Swan River Bridge Perth

The bridge will be six metres wide with dedicated pedestrian and cycling lanes, and a clearance of up to 6.2 metres.

Minister for Housing; Lands; Homelessness John Carey said the bridge will “attract people to the east end of our city and builds on the precinct’s incredible connection to the Swan River.”

The Government have engaged the same team who took over construction of the Matagarup Bridge, and recently completed the Kids Bridge connecting Perth Children’s Hospital with Kings Park.

“Today our State Government announced companies Civmec Construction and Engineering Pty Ltd, Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd and WSP Australia Pty Ltd, will construct our new bridge,” said Mr Carey.

Images: Supplied.