Testing will soon begin on a footbridge linking Perth's CBD with the new Optus Stadium ahead of its public opening in two weeks.
The Matagarup Bridge will rise 72 metres above the Swan River, with the opening coming after months of delays.
Testing by Curtin University’s Centre for Infrastructure Monitoring and Protection will begin on Friday, and is expected to be completed next week.
Fans going to Fremantle’s AFL game against Port Adelaide at Optus Stadium on July 15 will be the first members of the public to use the bridge.
Bridge workers on Wednesday were the first to walk across the bridge.
“The start of the testing phase is another important milestone in the Matagarup Bridge project,” WA Premier Mark McGowan said.
“More than 200 WA jobs were created by our decision to return the steel works to local Western Australian fabricators and all those involved have worked hard to get us to this point.”
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the bridge was “one of the most technically difficult constructions ever undertaken in WA”.
“WA workers should be congratulated on their hard work, expertise and determination to complete this project,” she said.