​Bow River Bridge

Jointly funded by the Australian and State Governments, the Bow River Bridge project will see the existing single lane bridge over Bow River in the Kimberley region replaced with a two lane bridge. The existing single lane low-level bridge was built in 1965 and is frequently over-topped by flood waters, cutting off the only sealed access between Broome and Wyndham. The project will provide increased employment opportunities and a more reliable road network for the Kimberley region.


Image: Bow River Bridge flooding March 2011

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BMD Constructions has recently been awarded the contract for the works. To facilitate the construction traffic management will be in place. Some material may be imported to the project site which will likely result in additional heavy vehicle traffic on Great Northern Highway in the vicinity of the works. 

Scope of works

  • Construction of a new two lane high-level concrete bridge
  • Realignment of 2.3 km of highway
  • High-level road embankments
  • Rock guide banks at bridge abutments
  • A new sealed parking area
  • Demolition of the existing single lane bridge

Once construction on the new bridge is complete, traffic will be switched from the old alignment onto the new alignment and the old bridge and roadway will be removed.


​Key benefits

  • Improved efficiency, safety and reliability on Great Northern Highway between Broome and Wyndham
  • Provide an average of 40 jobs over the life of the project
  • Offer employment to Aboriginal people
  • Support businesses within the region.


​Key dates

Construction start - early 2018

Construction complete - end of 2018

Last Updated: 22 November 2017