The Mount Street pedestrian bridge has been reopened today after a 3 million dollars safety improvement and refurbishment program.
The 47 year old bridge which is located above Mitchell Freeway is an important walkway connecting the city and Kings Park.
Additional works have been undertaken including the replacement of the central mast and stay wires, application of protective and atni-graffiti paint, and the reforcement of the balustrade.
The bridge is also equipped with new LED lighting to match the colour at Optus Stadium and Matagraup Bridge.
WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti made the reopening announcement today, with hopes that the bridge can provide pedestrian and cyclists access to the city centre.
The refurbishement is part of the McGowan Government’s $146 million commitment for the next four years to expand Perth’s cycling network by 150 kilometers.
“The $3 million refurbishment of the Mount Street Bridge will make it easier and safer for cyclists and pedestrians to access Perth CBD and Kings Park,” The Minister said.
“We are committed to finding innovative solutions to busting congestion and encouraging people to cycle or walk to work promotes healthy living and helps get cars off our roads.
“We have already seen significant progress with improving the shared paths and fixing gaps identified as problematic by the cycling community, including along the Mitchell Freeway with the installation just last week of the new cycling bridge over Scarborough Beach Road.”