Old Coast Road Bridge Fishing platform fully open

Published on Tuesday, 14 May 2024 at 1:34:53 PM

The popular Old Coast Road Bridge fishing platform is now fully open with final works completed last week.

Shire of Dardanup President Cr Tyrrell Gardiner said a section of the fishing platform was temporarily closed for maintenance, following a structural assessment last year.

Cr Gardiner said the temporarily restricted section was now open to the public with all fencing removed, a welcomed milestone for the local anglers and outdoor enthusiasts.

"We know how popular this fishing spot is for the locals, and visitors, and the Shire has been working with structural engineers and contractors to ensure the platform is now fully open to the community,” Cr Gardiner said.

“It’s been a long summer with plenty of fishing taking place on the platform and we’re excited to restore this beloved community asset so it can be enjoyed for many more years to come.”

Cr Gardiner said the structural works included extra bracing of the structure with the addition of two jarrah sections and the installation of an additional steel pile which enables the entire structure to be opened to the public.

Caption: Young fishing enthusiasts Sophie and Hudson White check out the Shire of Dardanup’s Old Coast Road Bridge fishing platform which is now fully open to the public.

Media contact: Tahnia Creedon, Communications Officer | tahnia.creedon@dardanup.wa.gov.au | 0436 942 509.

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