The Tasmanian Government has opened tenders for strengthening works on six bridges across the state.
The works form part of the state government’s $19 million Freight Access Bridge Upgrade Program.
According to Infrastructure Minister Jeremy Rockliff, the program is designed to facilitate a safer and more efficient freight network.
“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,” Mr. Rockliff said.
“The statewide program includes strengthening a series of bridges on key freight routes, which connect ports, transport hubs and major industries.”
Mr. Rockliff said a previous round of bridge works, due for completion this month, saw the strengthening of seven bridges in the state’s north and north west.
Bridges currently open for tender include Pipers River bridge in the state’s north and Humphrey Rivulet bridge and North West Bay River bridge in the state’s south.