​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

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Construction activities are well underway with both approaches and bridges taking shape. Earthworks are bringing the approaches up to the required embankment levels and the bridge has progressed through foundations and footings with current focus on bridge columns.

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.


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: End of 2018

Last Updated: 10 July 2018