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New Cockle Creek bridge completed for tourist season

07/10/2014

A new bridge at Cockle Creek in the far south of Tasmania has been completed, just in time for the start of the busy spring/summer tourist season.  


Cockle Creek is a significant tourism destination in Tasmania's far south. It's the gateway to the Southwest National Park, the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and attractions such as the iconic South Coast Track, which is soon to benefit from a $2 million upgrade announced in this year's budget.


The old timber bridge had reached the end of its serviceable life and had been restricted to a load limit of 12 tonnes since last year, limiting access to the Southwest National Park and World Heritage Area.


The new $600,000 bridge was designed and constructed by VEC Civil Engineering. It has an estimated life span of 100 years and is better suited to provide for vehicle and pedestrian access into the future.


The bridge will also provide safe ongoing access to a popular camping site and to a number of properties in the area.


A new bridge at Cockle Creek in the far south of Tasmania has been completed, just in time for the start of the busy spring/summer tourist season.

New Cockle Creek bridge completed for tourist season

A view of the new bridge.

New Cockle Creek bridge completed for tourist season

The bridge has been designed to be aesthetically pleasing in recognition of its location in a beautiful natural environment. It clean, simple lines feature an architecturally designed steel balustrade.