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The Possum Creek Bridge on the Sandy Cape Track in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, has been replaced.

PWS West Coast parks and reserves manager Chris Arthur said the timber bridge at Possum Creek had failed recently due to deterioration of its bearers.

“A ford was re-opened at the bridge site to provide access to shack community residents south of Temma as well as fisherman and other reserve users, however this ford was only passable in low rainfall situations,” Mr Arthur said.

“The PWS was keen to replace the bridge as soon as possible and it was fortunate that Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources preferred contractor TAS SPAN was working in the area reconstructing the Lindsay River Bridge on the Western Explorer Road. As a result the crew and materials were available to place a temporary timber bridge over Possum Creek. The bridge crew was aided by the pre-positioning of materials by PWS staff.”

The Possum Creek is one of three bridges that PWS has replaced on the Sandy Cape track over the last two years at a total cost of $120,000.

“This demonstrates the PWS commitment to providing access south of Temma in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area,” Mr Arthur said.

Possum Creek Bridge replaced

Preparations are made for the supporting structure for the timber bridge at Possum Creek.

Possum Creek Bridge replaced

TAS SPAN staff put the finishing touches to the bridge.