The new Ranford Road Bridge is taking shape and is due to be operational next year as part of the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project.
The final three bridge beams were recently completed to form an extended bridge deck. The deck is part of the bridge’s superstructure, which ties the beams together. Eventually, the three-beam bridge extension will connect to the already operational section of the new bridge.
Once complete, the new and larger bridge will be founded on ten interconnected beams, which will provide six traffic lanes (three in each direction) plus a bus lane and shared path in each direction to cater for future growth in the area.
The bridge is a key component of the new Ranford Road Station and was necessary to accommodate underneath the passage of electric passenger trains and the existing freight trains.
The staged approach to project works has meant traffic flow could be maintained while the old bridge was demolished, and the new bridge built.