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Iron Creek Bridge Replacement - Arthur Highway

This section of the Arthur Highway is part of the strategic highway route linking Hobart with the Tasman Peninsula region and carries a mix of heavy vehicles, residents and tourists.

Iron Creek Bridge was built circa 1941 and is now considered to be reaching the end of its functional life.  Following detailed inspection and analysis of options for strengthening the existing bridge, it was determined that the most cost effective outcome is to replace the bridge with a wider contemporary concrete structure.

Works on the new bridge will be located slightly down stream (on the southern side) of the existing bridge. Realignment of the road on either side of the bridge will achieve improved vertical and horizontal geometry.

Demolition of the old bridge will occur after traffic has been transferred on to the new bridge.

Timing

The contract for works will be awarded in early December 2012.

It is expected the successful contractor will initially construct the beams and other bridge components then move onto the site to commence construction of the bridge and road approaches in March/April 2013.

Cost

The project is funded by the State Government in the amount of $4.5 million.

Contact Details

For further information about the project please email: dier@dier.tas.gov.au

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The existing Iron Creek Bridge built circa 1941