Avon River Suspension Bridge

Avon River Suspension bridge, longest pedestrian bridge, Northam, Western Australia, Spanning the Avon River at Northam is one of town's most treasured icons, the Avon River Suspension Bridge.The bridge is said by the locals to be the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Australia, spanning some 117m.

The bridge was built in 1975 by builder J.O. Clough at a cost of $82,280 AUD. It was designed to withstand winds of up to 150km/h and hold up to 400 people at a time. The bridge is 16m high and has 56 tonne anchor blocks at each end. 794m of Steel rope was used for the main ropes, 474m for the hangers and 160m for the side stay.

Every year the bridge becomes the ultimate vantage point for Avon Descent spectators as they watch the water craft take off on their whitewater adventure.


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