Customer: Tasmanian Department of State Growth
Contract: Design and Construct
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
The Tasmanian Department of State Growth has awarded McConnell Dowell the contract to design and construct the New Bridgewater Bridge in Hobart - Tasmania's largest ever transport infrastructure project.
The new one kilometre long bridge will replace the existing lift-span bridge built in the 1940s, providing a new modern crossing of the River Derwent. The new bridge will cut travel times for the 22,000 people that use the route each day. It will also improve freight routes around the state capital.
Our winning design features a new, four lane bridge constructed downstream of the existing one. Works also include enhanced interchanges at Granton and Bridgewater, and a dedicated shared pathway for cyclists and pedestrians.
The McConnell Dowell team includes design partners Jacobs; Tony Gee and Partners; Tonkin and Taylor; Wood Marsh; and Pitt & Sherry. McConnell Dowell's main construction partner is bridge specialist VSL.
With a strong focus on local involvement, the team has also engaged local constructors Batchelor, BridgePro, Hazel Brothers and VEC to maximise economic value for Tasmania.
For more information visit www.bridgewaterbridge.tas.gov.au.