Fremantle rail bridge to remain closed for a second week
The Fremantle rail bridge will remain closed until at least Monday September 1.
The rail bridge was hit by a cargo ship at 10.15pm on Sunday, August 17.
Transperth spokesman David Hynes said initial estimates were that the bridge would remain closed for one week, but it will now be longer.
“Engineers have spent the week assessing the damage to the track and structure and we now know that there is no major structural damage,” Mr Hynes said.
“However, one of the piers sustained some damage which must be repaired.
“In addition, an overhead power structure has been damaged and will need to be fixed.
“Our teams will continue to work round the clock with the aim of getting urban services back by September 1.
“Work has already started on some works on the bridge such as repairing the scaffolding so that further investigations can take place.”
Replacement buses will continue to operate between North Fremantle and Fremantle Stations, with trains still running between Perth and North Fremantle.
Surfboards and bicycles are not permitted on Transperth buses, including replacement buses.
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