Causeway Bridge

Seymour Whyte to build Perth’s Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges

Seymour Whyte – in a fully integrated ‘Causeway Link Alliance’ with Civmec, WSP and Main Roads WA – is awarded a design and construct alliance contract for Perth’s Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges.

The project includes two cable-stayed bridges, approach embankments and connects Victoria Park foreshore with Heirisson Island and Perth’s CBD at Point Fraser.

The bridges’ design embeds cultural recognition to this area’s significant Aboriginal cultural history.  At approximately 1,000 metres long, the new 6-metre-wide connecting path provides safer access for more than 1,400 cyclists and 1,900 pedestrians who currently use the path daily on the existing Causeway Bridge.

The scope includes:

  • architectural and engineering design
  • engagement with local Whadjuk Noongar Elders, community members and other key stakeholders
  • fabrication and transportation of complex steel structure weighing approximately 1,500 tonnes
  • ground preparation, earthworks and piling for approach embankments
  • in-river works, including piling, pile caps and pylon structures
  • bridge structural erection and electrical installation
  • environmental management practices to minimise our footprint on the environment.

The project is Seymour Whyte’s first project in Western Australia.

John Kirkwood, Seymour Whyte’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, said the project builds on our award-winning expertise on similar landmark bridge structures, such as the Yandhai Nepean Crossing in Sydney, and broadens our capability into Western Australia.

“We are delighted that the Causeway Link Alliance has been selected for this iconic Perth landmark”, he said.

“The Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges project builds on our diversification strategy into Western Australia, which sees us expand our portfolio in social infrastructure and our existing bridge construction success”.

Brenton Perry, Seymour Whyte’s Operations Manager, Western Australia, said he was delighted with the Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges being Seymour Whyte’s first project in Western Australia.

“We look forward to working with our clients, partners, and stakeholders. The Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges project presents many opportunities for smarter partnerships with our people and the local community to provide economic participation and ensure that the cultural heritage values of the area are respected, protected and celebrated.”