Construction on the new $51.8 million Mandurah Traffic Bridge in Western Australia is complete with with four lanes now open to traffic.
Commuters can now enjoy the increased traffic capacity and efficiency benefits of four lanes, with the upgrades providing faster travel times and a more efficient network.
The new concrete bridge was first opened for two lanes of traffic, under restricted conditions, in September 2017.
The opening of four lanes marks the completion of roadworks for the project.
The stunning, curved structure was built in 13 segments on the western foreshore by construction crews from Georgiou Group.
Each segment was then barged over Mandurah Estuary to the eastern foreshore over many months from the specially constructed concrete casting bed.
The new bridge’s four traffic lanes are divided by a concrete median with a separate five metre-wide pedestrian and cyclist path located on the north side of the bridge.
Demolition of the old bridge is about 60 per cent complete and due to be finished in January 2018.
Work to complete paths, feature boardwalks under the new bridge and landscaping will continue through to February 2018.
Mayor of the City of Mandurah, Rhys Williams, said the completion of works was a milestone for the community.
“Completion of the roadworks for the Old Mandurah Traffic Bridge Replacement project marks a significant milestone for the Mandurah community as they have worked hard over a number of years to develop and implement a plan to replace the old bridge,” Mr Williams said.