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Pieman River reserve bridges replaced


Two major bridges on the four wheel drive access track between the Conical Rocks and Pieman Head shack communities, damaged in a March 2013 bushfire, have been replaced by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS).

Following the bushfire, the two timber bridges at Violet Creek Rivulet and Websters Creek, were removed due to the damage resulting from the bushfire. The replacement steel and concrete structures were installed during past weeks and are now open for use.

PWS Northwest Regional manager Nic Deka said the replacement of the bridges in such a remote location provided significant challenges.

“Access is by rough four-wheel drive tracks and by the beach, depending on weather conditions,” Mr Deka said.

“It’s important to maintain access to these remote communities, and steel and concrete bridges will not only have a longer life than the previous timber structures, but won’t be as subject to damage by bushfires.”

Replacement of the two bridges along with some site preparation works, was valued at about $240,000. Following a Request For Quotation process, TasSpan Civil Contracting was selected to provide the bridges.

TasSpan has previously built four bridges for the PWS on the Sandy Cape Track in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area (APCA), a similar environment to Pieman River State Reserve.

Pieman River reserve bridges replaced

The Violet Creek Rivulet bridge was badly damaged in a bushfire in March 2013.

Pieman River reserve bridges replaced

The new steel and concrete bridge at Violet Creek Rivulet.