Historical Swing Bridge redevelopment underway

09/08/2017

The highly anticipated redevelopment works on the Gilberton Swing Bridge are set to get underway in August 2017, with the project scheduled to be completed by January 2018.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters together with project partner the Town of Walkerville, have appointed South Australian civil construction contractors, Civil Tech, to undertake the construction of the Gilberton Swing Bridge.

Mayor Robert Bria acknowledged the Swing Bridge’s historical significance having been used by pedestrians for almost 100 years.

“The Gilberton Swing Bridge is greatly valued by the local community and we are therefore thrilled to announce that the construction works are commencing this month.”
The initial project timeframes had been delayed due to the need to develop a design that respected the historical significance and heritage status of the Bridge, while meeting modern standards of safety and design.

“The Swing Bridge is a treasured asset and we, along with the Town of Walkerville, look forward to reopening it for our communities.”

The Swing Bridge is located within the River Torrens Linear Park, connecting the suburbs of St Peters and Gilberton.

Mayor Raymond Grigg added, “Determining a solution that met standards but respected the heritage of the much-loved Bridge proved a challenge but we are pleased to finally be moving ahead with the construction phase of the project”.

The Gilberton Swing Bridge is jointly owned by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and the Town of Walkerville. The project is managed by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters on behalf of both councils.

For more information about the Gilberton Swing Bridge Redevelopment, please contact the Council’s Acting Project Manager – Civil, Matthew Hill, on 08 8366 4559 or email mhill@npsp.sa.gov.au

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077