Hobart’s memorial bridge span going ahead after two-month delay
The final span of Hobart’s controversial Tasman Memorial Bridge will finally go ahead in what will be a fourth attempt next week.
Contractors Fulton Hogan have confirmed the lifting of the $11 million bridge will occur on the weekend of January 18 to 21, after receiving approval from the Department of State Growth.
Poor weather and concerns about the bridge’s aesthetic appearance have forced the raising of the span to be postponed until now.
The Tasman Highway, one of Hobart’s main access routes, will be closed from Brooker Avenue to the Tasman Bridge from 7:00pm on January 18 to 6:00am January 21.
It was originally hoped the bridge — which will link Hobart’s Domain with the Cenotaph — would have been installed by November 2018, in time for Remembrance Day.
The first weekend of February has been set as a back-up weekend in the event of more poor weather.