Have you ever wondered what happens to a bridge when the State Government no longer needs it?

Or how secretive agencies such as the Corruption and Crime Commission and the police get renovations done without compromising security?

The answers to those questions — and many more you have probably never asked — can be found on the Tenders WA website.

Government requests can be advertised for tender through the online portal.

There is a footbridge spanning the Tonkin Highway in Morley that will be removed as part of the NorthLink WA project.

Rather than demolish it, Main Roads WA hoped to find a buyer.

Project manager Geoff Xanthis said the bridge did not meet NorthLink WA’s width and clearance standards.

“It’s a fairly large structure. To reuse it as a bridge there’s probably significant reconstruction costs,” Mr Xanthis said.

Bridges are not offered for sale very often — and it is even rarer to find a buyer. The only other example Mr Xanthis could recall was advertised during the Gateway WA project.

Bids for the Tonkin Highway bridge closed on Wednesday.

There were no offers, so it will be removed and scrapped. “Someone might have had a use for it, a sporting club or a speedway,” Mr Xanthis said.

“It was a bit of a long shot but you never know.”

The Gibb River Road winds through some of the most magical stretches of the Australian outback, from Derby to the east Kimberley.

The road is notoriously tough but Main Roads has started sealing sections near Derby.

The next phase of sealing, covering 17km, is scheduled to start in August. Main Roads stopped taking tenders this month but there could be more opportunities ahead.

At the other end of the scale to the wide open spaces of the Kimberley is a contract to provide clothing for WA prisons.

Corrective Services have requested the supply of linen and garments for offenders at all correctional facilities.

In the interests of putting the right people in those prisons, WA Police are looking for someone to convert a bike shed into a forensic laboratory in Murdoch.

If that is not sensitive enough for you, how about the request for a head contractor for the multimillion-dollar fit-out of the CCC’s new headquarters?

The 3400sqm Northbridge facility includes “areas of heightened security and heightened acoustic performance”.

Unlike the Murdoch police job, the window for tenders has already closed for the CCC fit-out. Short-listed applicants will be sworn to secrecy and could face a “full security vetting process”.