Bridge over Collie River
Road users can experience the benefits of shorter travel times, improved traffic flow and connectivity with construction of a bridge over Collie River complete.
The bridge was officially unveiled to the community on 16 March 2018, after construction commenced over one year ago.
Travel times for commuters in the Shires of Harvey and Dardanup will halve from 20 to 10 minutes, reducing pressure on Forrest Highway and Old Coast Road whilst improving safety.
Image: New Bridge over Collie River
The new bridge is located 3 km north-east of the Eaton Fair Shopping Centre and approximately 1.5 km south of the Treendale Shopping Centre.
The two lane steel and concrete composite structure is 224 metres long, 14.4 metres wide and includes:
- Bridge lighting and a pedestrian walkway on the western side.
- An extension of Eaton Drive to the bridge (by the Shire of Dardanup).
- An extension of The Boulevard to connect to the bridge, and a short section of recreational path under the bridge (which still requires extension into the Treendale subdivision by the Shire of Harvey).
- Possum rope structures on the right and left hand side of the main Collie River channel to facilitate the movement of possums along the watercourse (this still requires construction).