Earlier this week, we wrote about accepting the transience of life and said farewell to a titan – and the time must come to say goodbye yet again, this time to another longstanding Perth icon.
That’s right: today is the day the Bayswater Bridge will come down.
A mere 45 days after she took her last of countless victims, the Bayswater icon will be dismantled and demolished piece by piece, with the process expected to be complete by Monday.
The removal of the bridge forms part of a larger Bayswater train station upgrade, which is itself the first stage of a new 21km Morley-Ellenbrook line. Construction on a new bridge began at the end of 2021, with the new structure measuring up at a whole metre taller than its predecessor.
(But will the new bridge also crave the taste of truck-flesh?)
Should you wish to pay your respects and witness the bridge’s removal, you can watch from a public viewing platform near the Halliday Park car park on Coode Street.