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Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant is a southern suburb which boasts a lot of Canning River frontage from Applecross right down to Mt Henry. Development of the area was slow until the Kwinana Freeway was built in the 1960's which ran from Perth to Canning Bridge. Mount Pleasant gets its name from a property of the same name in the area built in 1911 by early settler Mr James Herbert Simpson. These days this suburb is very attractive due to proximity to the city and the river


Mount Pleasant - Canning River

A view down the Canning River. This is taken from the west side of the river on The Esplanade looking south. The Mount Henry Bridge can be glimpsed over there in the distance, behind the boat. Photo - July 2010. Photos Ref: MTPL001


Mount Pleasant - Swan River Rowing Club

The Swan River Rowing Club is located right at the top of The Esplanade, just about on Canning Highway, and naturally next to the Canning River. The club was established in 1885. Photo - July 2010. Photos Ref: MTPL002


Mount Pleasant - Jetty at Deep Water Point

The jetty at Deep Water Point, along The Esplanade. Very narrow with not much room for passing people on the way back. Photo - May 2011. Photos Ref: MTPL003


Mount Pleasant - Boat Ramp at Deep Water Point

The boat launching ramp at Deep Water Point. You can see Mount Henry Bridge over there in the background. Photo - May 2011. Photos Ref: MTPL004


Mount Pleasant - Deep Water Point Cafe

Deep Water Point is a really popular park and lots of people here today despite a cool wind and rain threatening. This cafe is in the park and being well patronised today. Photo - May 2011. Photos Ref: MTPL005


Mount Pleasant - Jetty near Mt Henry Bridge

This jetty runs into the Canning River on the west side of Mt Henry Bridge, seen in the background. October 2010. Photos Ref: MTPL006


Mount Pleasant - Mt Henry Bridge

The Mount Henry Bridge carries both Kwinana Freeway road traffic and Perth-Mandurah rail traffic across the Canning River. The bridge was opened in May 1982. The bridge was modified during the construction of the Perth - Mandurah rail link around 2005. The bridge is named after Lieutenant John Henry who, aboard the "HMS Challenger", led an 1829 expedition to explore the upper reaches of the Canning River. October 2010. Photos Ref: MTPL007


Mount Pleasant - Mt Henry Bridge view to Rossmoyne

From underneath the Mount Henry Bridge here is a view of some Rossmoyne residences on the far bank. October 2010. Photos Ref: MTPL008


Mount Pleasant - Mt Henry Bridge Underneath

Large concrete pylons support the Mount Henry Bridge. October 2010. Photos Ref: MTPL009

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