Bridge Installation - Tasman Highway Closure

The City of Hobart is working with Fulton Hogan – our bridge construction partner – to install a new, all-abilities pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Tasman Highway to link two of Hobart’s most significant places of remembrance – the Cenotaph and Soldiers Memorial Avenue on the Queens Domain. 

The Department of State Growth has provided approval for the lift of the Bridge of Remembrance to occur over the weekend of 18 to 21 January 2019.

As a result the Tasman Highway will be closed from Brooker Avenue to the Tasman Bridge from 7 pm Friday 18 January to 6 am Monday 21 January 2019.

In the event of postponement due to poor weather, the weekend of 1 to 4 February 2019 will be used for the lift.

 Access to the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre will be via Aberdeen Street during the Tasman Highway closure period.

 Further details about the Tasman Highway Closure are available here

The overall cost of the bridge is $11 million. $8 million is being provided by the Australian Government through the Anzac Centenary Public Fund, with the Tasmanian Government initially underwriting this cost.  The balance of the cost is funded by the City of Hobart.

The Centenary of ANZAC commemorates 100 years of service and sacrifice by Australian service men and women in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations since World War One.