Duke Street Bridge closure raises safety concerns

Two Public Transport Authority inspectors assess structural condition of Duke Street

pedestrian rail crossing.

THE STATE Government closed the Duke Street footbridge across Toodyay’s busy railway line last month after a woman was injured when she fell on the uneven surface.

She hurt her knee and right side and reported the accident to the Shire of Toodyay, which resulted in the Public Transport Authority posting a sign (left) closing the bridge for “inspection and repair”.

Perth PTA spokesman David Hynes said the authority “will investigate the most appropriate options for the bridge” after obtaining a structural report on its condition.

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