In July 2018, the City of Launceston in Tasmania completed a pedestrian and cyclist bridge accessing Seaport to Riverbend Park spanning the North Esk River. “The City of Launceston is thrilled with the positive comments we’ve received about the newly constructed Seaport pedestrian bridge in Launceston,” explained City of Launceston Mayor, Albert van Zetten. “The decking material used in the bridge now matches the material used in the rest of the Seaport precinct, which is very popular as a recreational area,” said Albert. Enduroplank™ decking is a sturdy, long lasting and virtually maintenance free recycled plastic product that provides an ethical alternative to timber. Ideal for commercial applications and especially suitable for marine environments as salt water will not corrode the material, even when submerged. Installation is easy due to the consistency and uniformity of Enduroplank™, securing the planks to your supporting structure is simple (we recommend pre-drilling and counter sinking). A grooved surface on Enduroplank™ provides excellent slip resistance, currently rated at R10 (P3) according to Australian Standards.
Mayor Albert van Zetten is pleased with the response to the bridge, “the public reaction has been fantastic and the bridge has been an extremely well-received addition to Launceston.” Also with feature lighting on the bridge, the new system will be able to display a rainbow of colours for special occasions and events. It is incredible to see the City of Launceston take a step towards a Circular Economy by including recycled plastic decking Enduroplank™ in their Seaport community. A fantastic addition that will be around for many residents and visitors of Launceston, Tasmania to see and use.