Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    Countdown on until we farewell the infamous Bayswater Bridge

    13/03/2022 12:30 PM
    • Major works progressing on METRONET's New Bayswater Station, supporting 350 jobs
    • First beams of new, taller Bayswater Bridge installed, with another 50 to come
    • Countdown on with current Bayswater Bridge to be removed by the end of the year
    • Community encouraged to have their say on how infamous icon is farewelled 

    The clock is ticking for the infamous Bayswater Bridge, with work now under way on the taller, bigger bridge being delivered as part of the METRONET New Bayswater Station upgrade.


    The bridge, which currently has a 3.8 metre clearance and a well-known appetite for trucks, will be removed by the end of the year and replaced by a new structure with a 4.8 metre clearance.


    To commemorate the infamous bridge, the McGowan Government is asking the community to have their say on how the structure should be farewelled.


    The structures for the new bridge are taking shape with two large beams installed last week to support the new lines and longer platforms, with 50 more beams to be installed in coming months.


    The McGowan Government is continuing major works on METRONET's new Bayswater Station.


    Pipes have been installed beneath the rail with excavation works occurring either side of the track to enable foundations to be installed for the new overhead line equipment.


    Once complete, this will be one of the most important stations on the network, improving connections to the Bayswater town centre, invigorating the area and providing opportunities for further investment in local jobs and greater amenities.


    The new Bayswater Station will improve connections in Bayswater's heritage town centre for cyclists and pedestrians while also connecting people to the Midland, Airport and Morley-Ellenbrook lines for travel directly to Perth Airport, the Swan Valley tourist region and the CBD.


    To have your say on how the Bayswater Bridge should be farewelled, visit Farewelling the Bayswater Bridge | My Say Transport


    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "Truckies will breathe a sigh of relief today with the news that we will wave goodbye to the old Bayswater Bridge before the end of the year.


    "The Bayswater Bridge is an infamous icon of Perth and we want to give it the farewell it deserves - so I encourage community members to have their say on what sort of goodbye they think we should host.


    "The new rail bridge will have a clearance of 4.8 metres and is being delivered as part of the METRONET New Bayswater Station project.


    "Work on the station, which is supporting 350 jobs, is really ramping up with major underground installations underway this weekend.


    "These upgrades will enable Bayswater Station to become a true transport hub, linking the Midland, Morley-Ellenbrook and Airport lines, providing new and accessible transport options to the airport, Swan Valley and CBD."


    Comments attributed to Maylands MLA Lisa Baker:


    "The Bayswater Bridge is a part of our history and while it will be sad to see it go, the new 4.8 metre structure will make it easier for traffic and pedestrians.


    "The new Bayswater Station will become a hub of activity with links to many of Perth's key destinations."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500