Sentimental journey: Hundreds expected to take final walk along old Mandurah bridge

Hundreds are expected to walk across old Mandurah Bridge, scene of many, many nights spent fishing and crabbing.
Hundreds are expected to walk across old Mandurah Bridge, scene of many, many nights spent fishing and crabbing.

HUNDREDS of people are expected to tramp across Mandurah’s old traffic bridge on Sunday, August 20

The City of Mandurah has squeezed the bridge walk in between closure of the old bridge next month and the commissioning of the new one. There will be commemorative postcards and roving entertainers.

The old traffic bridge was commissioned in 1953 as a two-lane timber bridge as part of the Perth-Bunbury highway and a connection to Halls Head.

It was the second bridge on the site, the first having been built in 1894.

Not only was it seen as a vital link but as an icon. Many generations have fished and crabbed from its platforms.

The council will provide $30,000 towards the event.

Roads will be closed to traffic from Sholl Street to the Mary Street roundabout to enable walkers from both directions to cross the bridge between 1pm and 4pm.

The council also hopes the community will also enjoy the Winter Wonderland and other activities underway on the eastern foreshore on the day.