King Street Bridge
Construction of the King Street Pedestrian Bridge is well underway as part of the Gawler Rail Electrification Project.
The existing bridge is now permanently closed to vehicles and pedestrians, a new pedestrian only bridge is under construction, and will open upon project completion.
Local traffic management is changing regularly as works progress. Please plan ahead, allow extra travel time and take extra care when workers are on site. Observe speed limits, lane restrictions and traffic controllers when travelling through the area.
The latest construction update, including traffic movements, is available at Latest News and Construction Updates (link).
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It was identified early in the project that the King Street Bridge was too low to accommodate the infrastructure required for electrification of the Gawler rail line.
The project team worked with the community, Town of Gawler and an independent Heritage Advisor, to develop and finalised the design for the new King Street Pedestrian Bridge. Construction works commenced at King Street Bridge in early 2021.
In May 2021, the existing King Street Bridge was permanently closed to vehicles and temporarily closed to pedestrians.
The following construction activities in the King Street Bridge area has occurred:
- vegetation management;
- common service trenching within the rail corridor to accommodate underground services and signaling cables;
- concrete footings, to support the new overhead wiring masts;
- trenching to relocate utility services, including the installation of new power poles and water mains; and
- piling works for the new bridge construction.
The next stage of construction activities to be undertaken include:
- demolition of the existing King Street Bridge;
- installation of fencing, steel and concrete masts and overhead wiring to power the new electric trains; and
- installation of the new King Street Bridge structure.
Station refresh program works
Stations along the Gawler rail line will not be upgraded as part of the Gawler Rail Electrification Project.
On 9 June 2021, the State Government announced railway stations across Adelaide will receive makeovers as part of a commitment from the 2021-22 State Budget. The initiative provides $99 million over 10 years to refresh railway stations in the metropolitan rail network, including 14 stations along the Gawler rail line.
For more information, please visit dit.sa.gov.au/station_refresh_program.