​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

Latest news

The new bridge was officially opened by the Minister for Transport on 13 November 2018. Local community members and stakeholders gathered at ‘Desmond’s Parking Bay’, the new parking area, to see the Minister unveil a plaque commemorating completion of the bridge.

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


Image: Bow River Bridge project map


​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: April 2018

Construction complete: November 2018

Last Updated: 21 November 2018