Quote from Main Roads Website: as at September 2019
The preferred option
Saladin Street to Railway Street
A new alignment to the east of the existing bridge, between the existing Saladin Street roundabout on the north side of the rail and a new roundabout at Railway Street on the south side of the rail, is the preferred option. The existing Windsor Street intersection with Railway Street could be closed via a cul-de-sac, subject to community feedback.
Benefits of this option include:
- Can be built while the old bridge remains in operation, minimising inconvenience to the local community, road users and adjacent business operators;
- Pedestrians and cyclists will benefit from significantly enhanced shared path and access provisions;
- Preserves the valuable stand of pine trees on Claremont Crescent;
- Maximises parking facilities; and
- Supports future residential and commercial development opportunities.
Quote from Main Roads W.A. website 22.10.2018: “The time has almost come to replace the ageing Congdon Street Bridge, near Swanbourne Train Station, the timber bridge currently provides a key community link for more than 3000 vehicles per day.Replacing the bridge also offers the community an opportunity to improve cycle and pedestrian paths and connectivity with local hubs.Funding for construction is not currently available however your comments and feedback will help inform the preliminary bridge design over the coming months.” MRWA ask the community to submit their comments via a short survey : Community Workshop, Claremont Football Club 6pm Wednesday : 24 October 2018 Neil Cownie, Architect, has delved deeply into the subject of bridges, communities and Swanbourne Village in particular. Neil’s series of informative articles will help articulate your own views. Neil’s articles illuminate the need for the community to offer their ideas and opinions, or take the consequences of a bridge that my isolate both sides of the railway tracks at Swanbourne.
Se full details on Main Roads WA website https://project.mainroads.wa.gov.au/home/Pages/congdon.aspx