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Fremantle Railway Bridge (known also as the North Fremantle Bridge) is the railway bridge on the Fremantle railway line that crosses the Swan River between Fremantle and North Fremantle. It is the second structure with that name.

The original bridge was of concern due to its structure, as well as its position limiting the eastern extent of the Fremantle Harbour.

The current bridge is further up stream and closer to the Fremantle Traffic Bridge than the earlier lower structure, and was being planned in the 1950s.

1926 floods

In 1926 the earlier bridge were destroyed by floods, and was re-built soon after.

1926 testing on rebuilt Fremantle railway bridge
Load testing in 1926 on the repaired section of the bridge

2000s damage

The current bridge was damaged in the 2000s by ships hitting the bridge, one during a storm, but was repairable. It now has barriers to prevent further events.

Fremantle rail bridge from northwest May 2010
Bridge from north in 2010
Victoria Quay and North Fremantle Railway Bridge northside approach
Bridge from west end of harbour in 2017

Coordinates: 32°02′29″S 115°45′14″E / 32.0414°S 115.7538°E / -32.0414; 115.7538

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