We are a step closer to the new stadium bridge finally being open to the public.
Premier Mark McGowan was the first to step foot onto Matagarup Bridge this morning, as workers involved in its construction joined him in a march from East Perth to Optus Stadium.
A controlled series of tests, referred to as ‘tuning’ or ‘dynamic testing’, will begin on Friday, enabling technicians to make final adjustments and confirm the amount of expected movement from the cable stay suspension bridge.
It has been a long time coming, delays have plagued the structure's construction for months but the final pieces are now all in place.
Over the past week, 740 cubic metres of concrete was poured to complete the bridge deck.
Once the final safety checks are carried out and it gets the green light, it will finally be ready for public use.
That means it should be ready for public access ahead of the round 17 Dockers game on July 15.