​​​​​​​Congdon Street Bridge Replacement

  • Replacing the ageing Congdon Street Bridge over the Perth-Fremantle rail line, over Swanbourne Station
  • Currently in planning phase
  • The timber bridge is nearing the end of its design and service life

Overview

Replacing the 109 year old timber bridge, with a modern structure will ensure it meets current safety and access standards, as well as clearance requirements for the Public Transport Authority’s (PTA) rail line, well into the future.

Replacing the 109 year old timber bridge with a modern structure will ensure it meets current safety and access standards, as well as clearance requirements for the Public Transport Authority's (PTA) Perth-Fremantle rail line, well into the future.

We have considered four bridge alignment options to reconstruct the ageing bridge and undertaken community consultation to identify local issues and preferences. Open the Community Feedback snapshot PDF to see a summary of the feedback received during the consultation period.

Key stakeholders, including PTA and Towns of Cottesloe and Claremont, have now reached agreement on a preferred bridge alignment option for further development.

Development works are anticipated to be completed by mid-2020, to ensure we are prepared when construction funding becomes available.

Project update

Community Liaison Group

We have assessed the nominations received for a Community Liaison Group (CLG) and finalised a list of eight members to represent the local residential and business community in the development of an Urban Landscaping Design Framework (ULDF) for this project. The CLG will also include one representative each from the towns of Cottesloe and Claremont.

CLG meeting summaries will be made available on this webpage.

CLG Terms of Reference

The preferred bridge alignment option : Saladin Street to Railway Street

The preferred bridge alignment option allows the new bridge to be built to the east of its current location, which means the old bridge will remain in operation during construction. Designed to PTA design specifications and Australian standards, the new bridge will connect to the existing Saladin Street/Claremont Crescent roundabout on the north, crossing the Perth-Fremantle rail line and a new roundabout on the southern side, at the intersection of Windsor Street and Railway Street.

Benefits of this option include:

  • The existing bridge remains open during construction, minimising inconvenience to the local community, road users and adjacent business operators 
  • Enhanced connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists 
  • Preserves the valuable stand of Norfolk pine trees on Claremont Crescent 
  • Maximises parking facilities

Read ourPlanning Update PDF​  to see the other options we considered.

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​Funding

Funding for the construction of the project is currently not available. ​We are aiming to complete all development works by mid-2020, to ensure we are prepared when/if funding becomes available. ​​
Last Updated: 27 March 2020