Batman Bridge A-frame to be repainted

Batman Bridge A-frame to be repainted

Since the beginning of the 2021, extensive roadworks have taken place along the Batman Highway between the Batman Bridge and the East Tamar Highway.

At 55 years old, the bridge will now undergo some much-needed refurbishment over the coming months to prevent any deterioration where possible.

The Department of State Growth will be undertaking works on the bridge with the maintenance expected to finish in April 2022.

Batman Bridge Railing in need of painting
Dirt, Grime & Rust currently covering the structure

The Tasmanian Government have allocated funding to paint the A-Frame of the bridge to prevent corrosion to the structure of the bridge and extend the lifetime of this well-known passage connecting the East and West Tamar Highways.

The works will involve high pressure cleaning and the removal of the old painted surfaces, with debris and waste water collected for off-site disposal.

Dirt, grime and rust on the Batman Bridge
The current condition of the railing on the Batman Bridge

Works are expected to be conducted during the day, with night shifts occurring at the completion of the project to remove work platforms.

With reduced speed limits in the area, motorists are urged to allow an extra 8 minutes travel time to reach their destination.

Pedestrians are expected to be unable to use the bridge during the later stages of the work.

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