The steel and concrete cable-stay bridge will be assembled and build on the Burswood Peninsula side of the river and a smaller work area will be established in East Perth in January.
The first in-river works will see silt curtains installed and clean granite placed in the river from the Burswood foreshore to build a 100 metre-long causeway. This will be used for in-river construction and as an assembly platform. It will be removed when the project is complete.
Like the nearby Windan traffic bridge, the new pedestrian and cyclist bridge will have a clearance of about eight metres on its underside and will be open for year-round community use. The design incorporates two landscaped pause points with seating for people to take in the river vistas.
Contractor York Rizzani De Eccher has spent the past several months refining the design for structure, which will be built in time to support sports fans making their way to the new Perth Stadium at the start of the 2018 AFL season.