$8M bridge opens in WA

The new Hamilton Street Bridge in Subiaco Western Australia, which will connect the new Subi East Precinct and Bob Hawke College, has opened to traffic, following a six-month build.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the old bridge was built over the Fremantle Line in 1919, but was limited to a five-tonne load in recent years and required replacing to meet new standards.

“The $8 million Hamilton Street Bridge replacement project is part of a wider program to replace ageing bridge infrastructure across Perth’s rail network,” Ms. Saffioti said.

“This type of project required co-ordinated interagency liaison to ensure disruption to the travelling public was minimised, and key infrastructure in place to complement adjacent projects in a timely manner.”

The completed bridge features two 3.5 metre traffic lanes, two 1.2 metre shoulder lanes and three metre paths on each side.

“Safety improvements such as sight distances, layout and drainage have also been made at the Hamilton Street and Railway Parade intersections,” Ms. Saffioti said.

“All road users will benefit with much needed intersection improvements at Railway Parade and Hamilton Street and enhanced lighting being delivered on the bridge and to the surrounding road and path network.”

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