Department of State GrowthTransport

Tasman Highway - Sheas Creek Bridge - Bridge Replacement

The Tasmanian Government has committed funding to replace Sheas Creek Bridge on the Tasman Highway at Orford.


Sheas Creek Bridge is located at Orford, approximately 2.3 km north of the Prosser River Bridge, on the Tasman Highway.

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Tasman Highway Sheas Creek Bridge Location Map

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

This project is part of a Departmental strategy to strengthen bridges on key freight roads in Tasmania to retain the existing High Productivity Vehicle (HPV) and High Mass Limit (HML) approved roads as strategic freight routes.

The existing bridge was constructed in 1940 and was identified as a high priority for replacement to meet the future increase in heavy vehicle tasks.


The project is currently out to tender. Construction of the project is scheduled to commence in late 2017. The road works will be performed under an approved traffic management plan by the contractor to ensure the least possible disruption to road users.  

Speed restrictions and altered traffic conditions will be in place throughout the construction period to ensure a safe work place for construction staff and the travelling public.  Delays are to be expected in the vicinity of the construction works at times.  Please obey all signs and allow extra time for travelling through the construction site.

Contact Details

For further information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Kevin Bourne, on 6166 3422 or by email at:

Updated Wednesday, 19 July 2017