Department of State GrowthTransport

Bridge Replacement Works 2018/19

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments are committed to strengthening and replacing Tasmanian bridges on key routes to retain the existing levels of service for heavy vehicle freight and community access.

For all sites the new bridges will be built in the same location as the existing bridge. Temporary bridges will be in place while they are being built to reduce the impact to road users.

Changed traffic conditions and speed restrictions will be in place during the works, to keep workers and road users safe. Please follow all signs and allow enough time for travelling through the work area.

Bridge replacement locations

Arthur Highway, Carlton River Bridge

Work started on Carlton River Bridge in March 2019.

Traffic will be detoured onto a temporary bridge bypass from 13 May 2019, while a new bridge is built in the same location as the existing bridge.

The new bridge will be complete by the end of 2019.

Tasman Highway, Halfway Creek Bridge

Halfway Creek Bridge is located on the Tasman Highway about 5 km south east of Weldborough in Tasmania’s north east.

This project is currently out to tender, with construction programmed to start in late 2019, and be complete by mid 2020.

Contact

For more information about this project please contact the Project Manager, Leon Cook, on 03 6165 5183 or via email at: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Date last updated: 13 September 2019

Location map of the Halfway Creek bridge

Tasman Highway, Wacketts Creek Bridge

Works started on Wacketts Creek Bridge in October 2018.

Works on-site have resumed. Traffic is being detoured onto a temporary bridge bypass while the new bridge is built at the same location as the original bridge.

The temporary bridge bypass is designed for traffic to travel at 40 km/h. For safety reasons the reduced speed limit will remain in place throughout the works.

All works are expected to be completed by late 2019.

Last updated: 07 Oct 2019

Tasman Highway, Doctors Creek Bridge

Works started on Doctors Creek Bridge in October 2018.

Traffic is being detoured onto a temporary bridge bypass, while the new bridge is built at the same location as the original bridge.

The new bridge will be complete by July 2019.

Zeehan Highway, Zeehan Rivulet Bridge

Construction of the new Zeehan Rivulet Bridge is now complete.

Contact

For more information about this project please contact the Project Management Team Leader, Sven Meyer, on 03 6166 3419 or via email at: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Date last updated: 07 Oct 2019