West Swan Bridge to reopen May 11 following upgrades

The West Swan bridge will open next week after undergoing upgrades. Pictures: David Baylis d481845
The West Swan bridge will open next week after undergoing upgrades. Pictures: David Baylis d481845

UPGRADES to the West Swan Bridge will be complete next week, with West Swan Road between Gnangara Road and Millhouse Road reopened to the public.

The $2.05 million upgrade, which is jointly funded by Federal and State governments, has taken 13 weeks to complete.

City of Swan chief executive Mike Foley said the bridge upgrade had been taken longer than expected because of unfavourable weather conditions.

“There have been some delays to the work due to extensions with the scope of work and unfavourable weather conditions. The City has been informed by Main Roads that the works on the West Swan Road Bridge will be completed by May 11,” he said.

“The bridge was constructed in 1960. Since that time, it has had regular maintenance and refurbishment works performed on it to ensure it is safe for community use.

“The refurbished works will ensure the bridge continues to provide safe access to the community.”

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