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Fremantle Traffic Bridge
Historic Wooden Piling Bridge, Fremantle.jpg
Carries Queen Victoria Street
Crosses Swan River
Locale Fremantle
Owner Main Roads Western Australia
Preceded by Stirling Bridge
Followed by Fremantle Railway Bridge
Characteristics
Total length 219 metres
History
Opened 15 December 1939

The Fremantle Traffic Bridge carries Queen Victoria Street over the Swan River, linking the suburbs of North Fremantle and Fremantle in Perth, Western Australia.

History

With the 1866 built bridge connecting North Fremantle and Fremantle in urgent need of replacement, work commenced on a replacement in November 1937. It was envisaged to have a short lifespan with Fremantle Harbour expected to be extended further east. Hence it was built out of timber rather than concrete. It opened on 15 December 1939.

Construction of a replacement bridge is scheduled to commence in late 2021.

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