10 December 2020

A brand-new pedestrian bridge, replacing the outdated bridge from the 1970’s, has now opened to the community - linking the suburbs of Spotswood and Yarraville.

It’s the second of two new pedestrian bridges over the West Gate Freeway, which were built as part of the West Gate Tunnel Project.

Cyclist and child riding across the pedestrian bridge
A cyclist and child riding across the new pedestrian bridge.

The original bridge between Muir Street Spotswood and Fogarty Ave Yarraville was not long enough to span the width of the wider freeway and not up to modern standards.

The new bridge provides improved safety features such as CCTV, lighting and higher barriers.

Ms Melissa Horne MP with Wembley Primary School students using the new pedestrian bridge.
Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne MP with students from Wembley Primary School at the opening of the pedestrian bridge.

It’s also wider to allow pedestrians and cyclists to comfortably share the space, making it easier for people on either side of the freeway to get around.

The new bridge gives residents better access to essential community services, such as schools, on either side of the West Gate Freeway.

Muir Street Pedestrian Bridge Truss Lift
October 2020: Lifting the new Muir Street pedestrian bridge into position.

While the bridge and ramps are now open to the public, crews are finalising installation of handrails on the staircases to ensure that they are safe for use. The staircases will be closed until the works are completed; this is estimated to be early next year.

Learn more about our West Gate Freeway widening works.