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Wrinklers Lagoon Bridge

ClientDepartment of State Growth
Value$1.89M
StateTasmania
CompletedJuly 2016

The key objective of this project was to improve the heavy load capacity of the network and also provide pedestrians with a safe means of access over Wrinklers Lagoon, located at Scamander on the East Coast of Tasmania.

The existing bridge was constructed in 1958 and comprised of two concrete slabs each spanning 13m over the mouth of Wrinklers Lagoon, supported by a central pier and abutments. The existing bridge was 6.7m wide, which was sufficient for traffic but did not allow for safe pedestrian movement. The existing structure had been identified for replacement due to evidence of severe chloride ingress which compromised its load carrying capacity.

The new replacement bridge is a 22m single span Super-T structure allowing for two 3.0m wide lanes with 1.0m sealed shoulders on both sides and a 1.8m wide pedestrian walkway (located on the western side of the bridge). The works also included pavement match-ins on both sides of the new bridge and the construction of a temporary bypass.

The project included demolition of the existing concrete structure in an environmentally sensitive coastal environment and the construction of a 30m temporary steel truss bridge to carry traffic during the project.

Head Office

10b Industrial Dr, Ulverstone,
TAS 7315

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
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Hobart Office

Level 3, 116 Bathurst Street
Hobart, TAS 7000

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Ulverstone, TAS 7315
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Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Ulverstone, TAS 7315
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Woolloongabba, QLD 4102

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