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Tenders out to market for bridge upgrades across TAS


Posted by Monica Gameng

Tenders have been released to market for works to strengthen six bridges across Tasmania as part of the Freight Access Bridge Upgrade Program - a $19 million statewide program that aims to strengthen a number of bridges on key freight routes that connect to ports, transport hubs and major industries.

“The Freight Access bridge Upgrade Program was developed together with industry and local government stakeholders to support the movement of freight around the state, ensuring our economy can continue to develop and grow,” Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff said in a statement.

The six bridges to be upgraded in the next round of works include Bridport Road’s Pipers River bridge crossing Pipers Brook and Little Forester River flood opening in State’s north east together with Humphrey Rivulet bridge and Berriedale rail underpass on Brooker Highway; North West Bay River bridge near Sandfly; and Leslie Road underpass at Leslie Vale on Huon Highway in the State’s southern region.

Construction on these six bridges is anticipated to commence later this year.

Currently, a number of bridges on Bass Highway have been upgraded including Oakleigh rail underpass at Burnie, Emu River bridge at Wivenhoe, two Formby Road underpasses at Devonport, Lovett Street underpass at Ulverstone and Meander Valley Road underpass at Travellers Rest.

Upgrades are also nearly complete on the Mount Pleasant Interchange underpass on the Midland Highway near Launceston.

The Freight Access Bridge Upgrade Program is supported by a $1.6 billion investment from the 2019-20 State Budget that will deliver growth and job-creating infrastructure that the State needs.

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Source: Premier of Tasmania; Trailer Magazine; Roads and Infrastructure Australia

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.