Department of State GrowthTransport

Arthur Highway Sorell Rivulet Bridge Replacement

The Tasmanian Government intends to replace the Sorell Rivulet Bridge on the Arthur Highway.

This section of the Arthur Highway is part of the strategic highway route linking Hobart with the Tasman Peninsula region and carries a mix of heavy vehicles, residents and tourists.


The Sorell Rivulet Bridge is located approximately 400 metres east of the Arthur and Tasman Highway junction in Sorell.

Why is the Department of State Growth doing work on this road?

This project is part of a Departmental strategy to replace bridges on key routes in Tasmania to retain the existing levels of service for heavy vehicle freight and community access.  The existing bridge was constructed in 1942 and was identified as a high priority for replacement.  This will be demolished and a new bridge will be constructed on the same alignment.


Construction is expected to commence in early 2018.

Further Information

Any enquiries about the project may be directed to the Project Manager, Kevin Bourne on 6166 3422, or by email:

Posted Friday, 25 August 2017