Save Old Freo Bridge
Join ten thousand Australians and help save the heritage listed Old Fremantle Bridge from the Western Australian State Government’s plans to destroy and remove it in 2024.
The 84 year old timber bridge has the highest level of heritage rating available.
The Save the Old Fremantle Bridge Alliance was formed to save this iconic bridge. Founding members include; former Western Australian Premier and Chair of the Heritage Council of Australia, Dr Carmen Lawrence, President of the Fremantle Society, prominent Western Australian and Fremantle business owners, heritage experts, engineers, urban planners, architects, doctors, artists, musicians, lawyers, cyclists, families and local children.
We want to see the bridge repurposed into a pedestrian and cycle-only Highline similar to Melbourne, New York and Paris Highlines which have become world class public spaces and include public gardens, cycle and pedestrian paths, urban forests; integrating significant heritage buildings with infrastructure, local landscape, history, residences and businesses.
A Highline’s common attribute is a pedestrian-cycle-only heritage bridge connecting landscape, heritage and people. Cities which have created Highlines have rejuvenated underused areas and integrated communities, offering physical celebrations of environment and history and offering community connection and tourism.
Former WA Premier Carmen Lawrence
"The old bridge is a 'heritage icon' and should be saved as a community resource. It's a rare example of a timber bridge and once you take the traffic off it, the amount of work required to maintain it would diminish."
"We're always demolishing our heritage, it's time to stop doing it."