#Perth Stadium’s Matagarup Bridge suffers yet another setback and in doubt for key AFL clash

Matagarup Bridge near Perth Stadium under construction on a bright sunny day, with arches and towers stretching skywards.The much-anticipated opening of the pedestrian footbridge connecting East Perth to the new Perth Stadium has once again been delayed.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti has confirmed the May target would not be met, with the 370-metre long Matagarup Bidge now expected to open at the end of June.

She said there was “still a chance” the bridge would be ready in time for the stadium’s first Thursday night game, on June 21.

That clash between the West Coast Eagles and Essendon is expected to attract a large crowd — and with a bouncedown time of just after 6:00pm, peak hour traffic could be affected.

via Perth Stadium’s Matagarup Bridge suffers yet another setback and in doubt for key AFL clash – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)