New Bridgewater Bridge




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New Bridgewater Bridge
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STATUS: Credibly proposed
VALUE: $576M AUD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: TAS, Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The proposed new bridge would replace the current bridge linking the Brooker and Midland highways. The current bridge is only one lane in each direction, as well as providing a railway crossing. It is also operated as a vertical lift bridge. The current bridge needs replacing as it is reaching the end of its serviceable life and does not meet contemporary loading and design standards.

In the 2018-19 Budget, the Federal Government allocated $461 towards the project which will see funding contributions each year between FY2018-19 and FY2024-25. This accounts for 80 per cent of the total $576 million required for the project. The Tasmanian Government has committed to fund the remaining $115 million.

In January 2018, the Tasmanian Government submitted the project business case to Infrastructure Australia for review. The proposed new bridge will be four lanes, with the railway crossing remaining on the current bridge.

The project is scheduled to start design and approvals in 2019, with substantive construction expected to commence in 2022 and completion targeted in 2024.



Last reviewed: 30/07/2018

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