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
Work has commenced on site and includes surveying, clearing and camp and site office establishment. Construction of the deck precast beam for the new bridge has also commenced in Perth and will be transported up to site when finished.
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.