Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Fremantle Traffic Bridge (Swan River Crossing)

Funding Program:Urban Congestion Fund
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2022 - Late 2025
Estimated Project Cost:$280,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$140,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Town of East Fremantle,City of Fremantle

Project Description

The Fremantle Traffic Bridge and the Stirling Bridge are the only two crossings available for vehicles travelling over the Swan River at Fremantle Harbour. The Fremantle Traffic Bridge is approaching the end of its usable life and is at risk of closure.

Closure of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge would substantially increase demand pressure on the Stirling Bridge, which would worsen travel times, reduce the resilience of the road network and impact heavy freight road access to the port.

This project will involve construction of new road and rail bridges and a Principal Shared Path across the Swan River at Fremantle.


  • Improve freight productivity and access to freight gateways.
  • Increase transport infrastructure capacity.
  • Improve efficiency and network reliability.


The Australian Government has committed $140 million towards the $280 million project.


The project is in planning and construction activities are expected to commence in late 2022.

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Project details last updated: 17/06/2022