​Ashton Avenue Bridge Replacement, Claremont

We are replacing the ageing Ashton Avenue Bridge over the railway in Claremont in 2018.

The old timber bridge was built more than 100 years ago and currently has a 12-tonne load limit. Replacing it with a modern steel and concrete structure will ensure it is suitable for all standard vehicles.

This project is jointly funded by the Federal and State Government, under Round Three of the Bridges Renewal Program.

Latest news

Night works are planned from approximately 11pm on Sunday 1 July until 6am on Monday 2 July, and again from 11pm on Wednesday 4 July to 6am on Thursday 5 July.

In addition, there will be around-the-clock roadworks from approximately 7pm Thursday 5 July to 6pm Wednesday 11 July, at the intersection of Gugeri Street and Chancellor Street. This allows the roadworks to be completed as quickly as possible, minimising the inconvenience of an extended closure.

During this work, the intersection of Gugeri Street and Chancellor Street will be closed. Access will be maintained for local traffic only and all other road users must follow the signed detour.

Please note, the above dates are weather dependent. 

Detours remain in place for road users wishing to cross the railway, with a short detour for cyclists and pedestrians also still in effect.

The new bridge is due to be completed by September 2018.

Project scope

The new Ashton Avenue bridge will include 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 - will be removed. The right turn from Gugeri Street to Ashton Avenue will also be prohibited to improve traffic flow and safety through the intersection.

Pedestrian facilities and shared paths will also be upgraded to current standards, along with lighting, barriers, drainage and signs.  


 Image: Ashton Avenue Bridge detour map


​Key benefits

  • Improved traffic flow
  • Improved safety
  • Upgrades to pedestrian facilities


​Key dates

1 February - Bridge closed

23 to 25 February - Bridge demolished

September 2018 - Expected completion


​More information

Project Update - October 2017

Last Updated: 03 July 2018