Nearly 200 local workers are now working on the bridge, after the previous subcontract with an international firm to fabricate the bridge components was terminated.
The Federal and Western Australian Governments have announced the successful projects to receive funding under the $55.25 million Regional Road Safety package.
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has commissioned an independent review into heavy vehicle accreditation schemes to support improved road safety.
The Western Australian Government has confirmed funding from the Road Trauma Trust Account has been approved so safety works on the project can begin immediately.
Rio Tinto is a step closer to its goal of having a network of driverless trains in the Pilbara after undertaking the first fully autonomous rail journey at the Western Australian iron ore operations.