Bridgewater Bridge closure
Hobart's Bridgewater bridge will close this weekend.
In what underlines the imperative for its replacement, the nearly 80 year old bridge has road and underlying concrete damage.
Repairs will entail closing the bridge from 8pm Friday night to Monday 6am (27th to 31st May).
Drivers to or from Hobart will need to use the Bowen and Tasman Bridges, while Boyer Road is the connection for New Norfolk, with passengers urged to check for public transport changes .
The long awaited $786 million new Bridgewater Bridge to be built near the old one is forecast to be completed in 2024.