Subiaco’s Hamilton Street Bridge demolished

Minister Rita Saffioti and Mayor Penny Taylor at the demolition of Subiaco’s Hamilton Street bridge.
Minister Rita Saffioti and Mayor Penny Taylor at the demolition of Subiaco’s Hamilton Street bridge.

SUBIACO’S Hamilton Street Bridge, which has connected Subiaco and West Leederville for 100 years, was demolished over the weekend to pave the way for a new structure.

The century-old bridge was removed in sections, starting with the deck, while the Fremantle rail line was shut down over the weekend.

Hamilton Street bridge, built over the Fremantle Line in 1919, was limited to a five-tonne load in recent years and will be replaced by a new bridge.

Demolition of Subiaco’s Hamilton Street bridge.

The new Hamilton Street Bridge will have two 3.5m traffic lanes, two 1.2m shoulder lanes and 3m paths on each side of the bridge connecting to the Fremantle Line Principal Shared Path.

The next step for the bridge project will be take place on June 29 and 30, when concrete beams will be delivered and installed across the railway line.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the replacement of the Hamilton Street Bridge was an opportunity to prepare for redevelopment of Subi East and the Inner City College.

West Leederville bridge third-least to be demolished on Fremantle line

“Next year, we will see hundreds of students using the bridge each week, while more and more residents will use it as an important link, as the development of Subi East gets underway in coming years,” she said.

“As well as the bridge upgrade, there will be new connections to the existing shared path network and an extension to the existing underpass on the southern side of the bridge.

“The next project will be to replace the bridge in Swanbourne and community consultation is already underway.”