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Bridge Opening Times

The Port River Expressway Road and Rail Bridges have been designed as opening structures to maintain the inner harbour as an active waterway and provide flexibility for future development opportunities. The opening regime below balances the needs of the public, freight industry and mariners.

Opening times will not exceed 15 minutes and will depend on the number of vessels (marine traffic) passing under the bridges. When all marine traffic cannot pass through during the allocated 15 minutes, the bridges will close to allow road traffic to clear and then open for a further ten minutes.

It is important to note that the bridges will only open at the designated times if vessels are waiting to pass through them.

The bridges will be remotely operated by the Norwood Traffic Management Centre.
Motorists will know the status of the road bridge via signs located on approaches to the expressway.

If the road bridge is about to open or opening, motorists will be halted by barriers and flashing warning lights on both approaches to the bridge.

Bridge Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 6am and 7pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10am, 3pm, 6pm
(plus a 10pm opening during daylight savings)