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Birkenhead Bridge Upgrade Works Project

The Project

In 2020, the South Australian Government announced the Birkenhead Bridge Upgrade Works Project.

The $3.73 million State Government funded project will be delivered by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

This project is to replace the Birkenhead Bridge timber roadway deck with a Fibre Reinforced Polymer deck, and the eastern timber footpath with an aluminium footpath. Works will also include associated steel protection works, bitumen surfacing and line-marking. These essential works will ensure the bridge’s long term structural integrity and safety for all users. The Birkenhead Bridge is a State Heritage item, which makes works more complex and increases project costs.

There will be temporary access restrictions in place under and across the Birkenhead bridge for marine and road traffic. It is not anticipated that this will be for the entire construction period.  Advanced notice of any closure (s) will be provided.  If you’d like to receive project updates, including a notification in advance of the bridge closure, please sign up for our distribution list here

DPTI COVID-19 Response

To help safeguard the DPTI project team and the community, we have implemented measures to manage the risks of, and our response to, contracting COVID-19.

These include but are not limited to, increased hygiene practices and limiting face-to-face contact.

The project team will provide construction updates and work notifications via social media, letterbox drops, emails and the Project website. We are also available to speak via telephone (1300 794 880).

There will be no planned community events or information sessions until further notice.


Construction is expected to commence mid-year 2020 and be completed by December 2020, weather permitting.

Community Information Sessions Drop-in Sessions

In February 2020 DPTI held two Community Information Sessions in Port Adelaide

Thank you to everyone that came along to provide feedback.

Further information

To find out more about the project, provide feedback or register your details to receive project information as it becomes available, please: