Duke Street footbridge re-opens after 18 month closure
From left: Shelagh and Don Garratt, and Karen and Luigi Jacomelli use the re-opened Duke Street footbridge that links two parts of Toodyay separated by the busy east-west railway line.
TOODYAY’S Duke Street footbridge has re-opened a year after it was closed amid threats to demolish it over safety concerns.Read more
Weathered timber decking has been replaced and approach ramps repaired for safer pedestrian and wheelchair access.
Ownership of the bridge was transferred last month from the State Public Transport Authority (PTA) – which contributed more than $145,000 to the upgrade – to the Shire of Toodyay, which budgeted $56,000 for its share of the work.
The PTA says it hopes plans for a new controlled rail crossing at Toodyay station will be completed next February.