Bridge to close for official opening

THE Bridgewater Bridge would be temporarily closed to all traffic on the morning of December 11 while a special ceremony was held to mark the restoration of the bridge liftspan to full operation, deputy premier Lara Giddings said today. Ms Giddings said the lifting span would be opened to enable a flotilla of boats to travel under the bridge to mark its first lift in four years.

“It will be great to see the Bridgewater Bridge restored to full operation,” Ms Giddings said. “The bridge is a Tasmanian icon and the fact that it will be able to open once again is good news for boat traffic up the Derwent. The bridge will be closed from 10.30 to 11.45am on December 11 while the ceremony is under way, and we apologise in advance for any temporary inconvenience to motorists.”

“To prevent unnecessary queuing and delays, motorists are asked to use the Bowen and New Norfolk Bridges during this time,” Ms Giddings said.

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