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Tasman Highway - Sheas Creek Bridge - Bridge Replacement

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

Location

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 upgrade or replacement as required to meet the future increase in heavy vehicle tasks.

Construction

This project is currently in the planning and design phase. Construction is expected to commence in late-2017.

Contact Details

For further information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Kevin Bourne, on 6166 3422 or by email at: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au