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Bridge Replacement Works 2018/19

We're 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

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have committed to strengthening the Carlton River Bridge on the Arthur Highway, to retain the existing levels of service for heavy vehicle freight and community access.

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

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have committed to strengthening the Wacketts Creek Bridge on the Tasman Highway, to retain the existing levels of service for heavy vehicle freight and community access.

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.

Tasman Highway, Doctors Creek Bridge

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have committed to strengthening the Doctors Creek Bridge on the Tasman Highway, to retain the existing levels of service for heavy vehicle freight and community access.

Construction of the new Doctors Creek Bridge was completed in July 2019.

Some additional work will be done in November 2019 including additional line marking, installation of safety signage and extension of the existing safety barrier. The speed limit has been reduced to 80 km/h until these works have been complete.

Last updated 31 October 2019

Zeehan Highway, Zeehan Rivulet Bridge

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.

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: 03 Dec 2019