Department of State GrowthTransport

Tasman Highway - Sheas Creek Bridge - Bridge Replacement

The Tasmanian Government intends 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.


Construction is expected to commence in early 2018.

Contact Details

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

Updated Friday, 25 August 2017