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Tasmania's busiest freight rail corridor is back up and running after TasRail completed long-awaited repairs to the Kimberley Bridge.
Floodwaters damaged the bridge in early June, closing the rail link from Brighton to Burnie.
Up until now freight containers from the state's south have been transferred onto trucks to be delivered to major ports at Burnie and Devonport.
Paper mill Norske Skog's products have been doing just that.
Supply and logistics manager Arnold Willems said while the Kimberley Bridge was important to Norske Skog's operations, the Norwegian company coped well with the inconvenience.
"There was some extra cost but the good cooperation we've had with TasRail and the trucking company has minimised that cost to us," Mr Willems said.
Brett Charlton from the Tasmanian Logistics Committee said the reopening would take dozens of trucks off the road.
"It's going to allow the trucking industry to allocate their trucks back to their normal task," he said.
The line linking the west coast and the Port of Burnie reopened late last month.
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"Right across the network we had 65 sites [affected], ranging from minor washaways to structures like the Kimberley Bridge, some major landslips at Rosebery and Colebrook," Mr White said.
"The [Kimberley] Bridge is around about $3 million."
Mr White was confident insurance would cover most of the costs incurred but said it would also approach the Federal Government for funding.
"All of our property is covered by insurance, so we're currently working with our insurers," he said.
"Certainly, if there's any Commonwealth funding assistance for critical infrastructure we'd be keen to tap into that."
Mr White said the majority of its customers were satisfied with how the situation was handled.
"Feedback we've had from customers is that if there was any impact, it was actually quite minor."
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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