Department of State GrowthTransport

Bridge Strengthening Works 2019/20

The Tasmanian Government is committed to strengthening Tasmanian bridges on key routes to retain the existing levels of service for heavy vehicle freight and community access.

Waterhouse Road, Hardwickes Creek Bridge

The Department of State Growth is replacing the bridge deck on Hardwickes Creek Bridge on Waterhouse Road north of Gladstone.

This work will make it safer, and increase capacity for heavy vehicles. During the work, we will use cranes to lift components into place for the new concrete bridge deck.

We will start work on 13 May 2019 and will be finished by the end of June 2019.

Traffic impacts

There will be some temporary traffic changes to ensure the safety of workers and road users. Because of the nature of the deck replacement, a temporary bridge bypass will be in place for vehicles during the works.

Please keep to speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

Site map

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A map showing the location of bridge strengthening works on Hardwickes Creek Bridge, on Waterhouse Road

Contact Details

If you have any questions, please contact our Project Manager, Darren McConnon on (03) 6166 3452 or

Completed works - 2018/19

Works were completed on the following bridges during the 2018/19 Bridge Strengthening program.

  • Piney Creek Bridge, Heemskirk Road
  • Farm Creek Bridge, Murchison Highway
  • Dundas Rivulet Bridge, Zeehan Highway
  • Leslie Station Creek Bridges, Zeehan Highway
  • Jordan River Bridge, Highland Lakes Road, at Apsley
  • Jordan River Bridge, Midland Highway at Jericho
  • Highland Lakes Road, Bark Hut Creek Bridge