Pinjarra Suspension Bridge Refurbishment

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Consultation has concluded


Pinjarra’s iconic suspension bridge is receiving a facelift and we want to know what you think about the design.

Built and designed by the 22nd Construction Regiment of the Australian Army in 1985, the bridge recently underwent a structural inspection which revealed the need for works on its:

  • Substructure (towers and cables)
  • Superstructure (railings and decking)

The refurbishment is being undertaken to:

  • Increase the life of the bridge for a further 50 years
  • Improve access by elevating the deck height to align with the town square
  • Create opportunity to incorporate lighting into a future design

Have your say:

We are asking you to review the proposed works and let us know if you're supportive of the refurbishment direction. The proposed design mimics the current bridge's look and character.

Design outcome:

  • Maintain 1.2 metre width (increase active width from 0.8 metres to 1.1 metres)
  • Replace bridge deck and railings
    • Bridge deck will have a timber look and feel
    • Railing redesigned to increase width for pedestrians
  • Replace columns with steel
    • Incorporate outer skin to mimic timber
  • Lift height of bridge to align with town square
  • Test main cables and replace if required
  • Modify anchor block if required

View concept design

Opportunities:

  • Increase bridge width to 1.8 metres wide to meet Bridge Design and Disability Access Standards (active width 1.7 metres) and install new anchor blocks to suit new width
  • Design lighting to highlight bridge features

The project is supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications via the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure COVID Program.

Image credit: Visit Mandurah and Russell Ord Photography



Pinjarra’s iconic suspension bridge is receiving a facelift and we want to know what you think about the design.

Built and designed by the 22nd Construction Regiment of the Australian Army in 1985, the bridge recently underwent a structural inspection which revealed the need for works on its:

  • Substructure (towers and cables)
  • Superstructure (railings and decking)

The refurbishment is being undertaken to:

  • Increase the life of the bridge for a further 50 years
  • Improve access by elevating the deck height to align with the town square
  • Create opportunity to incorporate lighting into a future design

Have your say:

We are asking you to review the proposed works and let us know if you're supportive of the refurbishment direction. The proposed design mimics the current bridge's look and character.

Design outcome:

  • Maintain 1.2 metre width (increase active width from 0.8 metres to 1.1 metres)
  • Replace bridge deck and railings
    • Bridge deck will have a timber look and feel
    • Railing redesigned to increase width for pedestrians
  • Replace columns with steel
    • Incorporate outer skin to mimic timber
  • Lift height of bridge to align with town square
  • Test main cables and replace if required
  • Modify anchor block if required

View concept design

Opportunities:

  • Increase bridge width to 1.8 metres wide to meet Bridge Design and Disability Access Standards (active width 1.7 metres) and install new anchor blocks to suit new width
  • Design lighting to highlight bridge features

The project is supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications via the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure COVID Program.

Image credit: Visit Mandurah and Russell Ord Photography


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