​​Optus Stadium - Matagarup Bridge

Matagarup Bridge connects people moving between East Perth, Burswood Peninsula and Optus Stadium. The bridge starts in East Perth at Nelson Crescent, south of Nile Street, and includes a special event bus stand to move patrons away from residential streets and connect them to the Perth CBD and car park facilities on event days.

The bridge is a key component of Optus Stadium transport plan and provides patron connectivity between Perth's CBD, East Perth and the Stadium. Further information is available from the Optus Stadium website.


Video: Matagarup Bridge - Arch Lifting Animation 

Latest news

Completion works on non-event days include, removing the temporary construction causeway rock material from the river, steelwork painting, final tidy up work on the bridge balustrades and some of the external cladding.

Construction Causeway removal

Work is continuing to remove rock infill from the Swan River, with trucks transporting the material from site. This work will continue through to late March 2019.

We have identified a recycling opportunity for the rock and will be trucking more than 150,000 tonnes of the material for re-use at the Reid Highway Dual Carriageway project in West Swan.

Roundabout works

Works to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Camfield Drive and Roger Mackay Drive in Burswood are expected to commence from early March 2019.

Works will take place between the hours of 7am and 5pm on working weekdays and from 9am to 5pm on Saturday.
The intersection will remain open under traffic management while the roadworks are taking place.

Bridge facts

  • The bridge is approximately 72 metres tall at its highest point and stretches 370 metres from bank to bank, with a steel cable-stay span of 160 metres at its centre

  • There are approximately 8 metres between the water and the underside of the bridge

  • Only two piers are located in the river, respecting the area’s heritage and minimise the impact on the river

  • It is at least nine metres wide, wider at pause points and includes some shelter.​



Image: Matagarup Bridge


​Key benefits

  • Create a key element of the integrated transport management solution to move people to and from the Optus Stadium when it is completed in 2018, along with the buses and trains.

  • Offer a new connection from East Perth to the transformed Burswood Peninsula and Stadium.

  • Provide year-round access for local residents and the community to playgrounds, picnic and barbeque areas plus a network of walking and cycling tracks.


More information

Dynamic Testing flyer - July 2018

Piling impacts - April 2016

Animation - June 2015

Community Forum Presentation - 4 and 5 February 2015

Letter to Residents - 10 December 2013

Questions and Answers - December 2013

For more information on Optus Stadium, please visit the website or phone 9428 1961

Last Updated: 08 March 2019