Matagarup Bridge construction progressing well in fine conditions

The construction of the Matagarup Bridge will make it easier for people to walk to events at Optus Stadium. Picture: David Baylis
The construction of the Matagarup Bridge will make it easier for people to walk to events at Optus Stadium. Picture: David Baylis

FOOTY fans should be happy, with the construction of the Matagarup Bridge coming along well.

Community News photographer David Baylis snapped photos of the bridge over the weekend.

The bridge will connect East Perth and the Burswood Peninsula, making it easier for people to attend matches at Optus Stadium.

The bridge is expected to open in May but Transport and Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said that severe weather could delay its opening.

A 600m stretch of the Swan River was closed to all vessels from April 4 for public safety.

A 600m stretch of river around the bridge is closed off. Picture: David Baylis
The bridge will increase connectivity between East Perth and Burswood. Picture: David Baylis
Some of the arches are in place already. Picture. David Baylis