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Maintaining access to the Arthur-Pieman


A bridge on a remote track in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area has a new lease of life following its replacement by Parks and Wildlife Service staff (PWS) and volunteers last week.

Acting Northwest Region manager Barry Davies said that members from the Braddon and Devonport four wheel drive clubs, along with Save Our Heritage members, joined PWS staff from Arthur River to replace the West Balfour bridge.

“The bridge is on the Balfour Track, a remote and difficult track that links the Western Explorer with the Sandy Cape Track. This track is popular with four wheel drive enthusiasts from Tasmania and interstate,” Mr Davies said.

The bridge now has a new lease of life, following the removal of the bridge deck, which was in a very poor condition. The old deck was replaced and new fender rails installed, under the direction of PWS engineer, Holley Lees.

The club members’ contribution was significant in that they had experienced off-road drivers with vehicles capable of reaching the bridge. Completing this project without this assistance would have been difficult for PWS staff.

Arthur River ranger in charge Jamie Cooper said the field centre has a number of projects planned working closely with the Braddon and Devonport four wheel drive clubs and volunteer groups.

Maintaining access to the Arthur-Pieman

The working party removing the degraded bridge deck, with field officer Brian French at centre.

Maintaining access to the Arthur-Pieman

Volunteers from the Braddon and Devonport four-wheel drive clubs and Save Our Heritage, with PWS staff.

Maintaining access to the Arthur-Pieman

Job done! From left, Andrew Neilsen, Dale Crosswell, Jamie Cooper, Tony Ling, Rodney Dick, Brian French and Ashley Popowski.