Bridge opens

Ellen Brook Bridge of­fi­cially opened.

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS - Lisa Thomas

THE Ellen Brook Bridge, which will link Ellenbrook to Up­per Swan, has been of­fi­cially opened.

The $6.1 mil­lion bridge on Rail­way Pa­rade north of Ap­ple Street took eight months to com­plete and is ex­pected to be a key trans­port link for res­i­dents in the re­gion.

The bridge was opened by Swan Mayor David Lu­cas and Pearce MHR Chris­tian Porter in a cer­e­mony last Fri­day, along with coun­cil­lors from the City. Cr Lu­cas con­grat­u­lated ev­ery­one in­volved in the project.

“The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment con­trib­uted $3 mil­lion and this is an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of what can be achieved through col­lab­o­ra­tion,” he said.

The bridge will also cre­ate an al­ter­nate ac­cess point dur­ing emer­gency sit­u­a­tions such as bush­fires.

Mr Porter said the bridge would pro­vide an es­sen­tial link be­tween the fast-grow­ing res­i­den­tial ar­eas to the south of Ellen Brook and in­creas­ing em­ploy­ment ar­eas to the north.

City of Swan coun­cil­lors Patty Wil­liams and Kevin Bai­ley with Pearce MHR Chris­tian Porter, Mayor David Lu­cas and coun­cil­lor Cate McCul­lough cut­ting the rib­bon on Ellen Brook Bridge to mark its of­fi­cial open­ing.

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