Bridge to East Perth is open

July 29, 2018 by  

The Matagarup Bridge, which connects East Perth with the precinct of Optus Stadium, is now open.

The bridge was opened prior to a significant sporting event, which enabled the public to access the AFL clash between Port Adelaide and the Fremantle Dockers more easily than would otherwise have been the case. Individuals could cross the river from Nelson Crescent in East Perth to get to the Optus Stadium.

There was an expectation that lots of people would attend the match in question, which meant that a special transport plan was drawn up. Some road closures were introduced to enable individuals to get around the area on the big day. Stationery printers often receive more orders when local businesses benefit from improvements in the transport infrastructure.

Peter Woronzow is currently acting as the managing director at Main Roads, which has recommended the use of the internet for travellers who need journey information for specific days. Woronzow has clarified that construction will be ongoing even though the bridge is open.

While the deck has been put down, the concrete requires a final surface to be applied to it. This layer should be applied on days when there are no events being hosted in the vicinity. Other finishing touches are still to be completed and some restrictions on movement over the bridge may be in force during the weeks ahead.