The Narrows Bridge is a freeway and railway crossing of the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia. Made up of two road bridges and a railway bridge constructed at a part of the river known as the Narrows, located between Mill Point and Point Lewis, it connects the Mitchell and Kwinana Freeways, linking the city’s northern and southern suburbs.
It has become one of Perth’s busiest and most important river crossings, carrying nearly 200,000 vehicles every weekday. But it took more than a century of procrastination and debate before the construction of the Narrows Bridge finally began 60 years ago this month. Even then, it remained a contentious project.