Ashton Avenue Bridge Replacement, Claremont
We have replaced the ageing Ashton Avenue Bridge over the railway in Claremont with a new steel and concrete structure.
The old timber bridge was built more than 100 years ago and had a 12-tonne load limit. Replacing it with a modern structure ensures it is suitable for all standard vehicles.
This project was jointly funded by the Federal and State Government, under Round Three of the Bridges Renewal Program.
The new bridge opened to traffic on 12 September 2018, in time for the Perth Royal Show.
Minor finishing works will be completed by October. These include landscaping and permanent lighting for the shared path and Ashton Avenue.
|Image: Transport Minister Rita Saffioti helps plant natives at the new Ashton Avenue Bridge||Image: The new bridge opened to traffic on 12 September 2018|
The new Ashton Avenue bridge includes a second traffic lane southbound to provide a dedicated right-turn lane on this busy route and improve traffic flow.
The temporary right turn from Chancellor Street to Gugeri Street, implemented after the weight restriction was applied to the bridge has been removed. The right turn from Gugeri Street to Ashton Avenue has also been prohibited to improve traffic flow and safety through the intersection.
Pedestrian facilities and shared paths have been upgraded to current standards, along with lighting, barriers, drainage and signs.