Spiky Bridge, Swansea

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A well-known local attraction, Spiky Bridge is a stone bridge with an interesting convict heritage. Built in the 1840s by prisoners from the Rocky Hills Probation Station on the eastern coast of Tasmania, the bridge’s name is derived from its distinctive parapets. Some sections of the bridge were strengthened during the 1920s, and the spikes were extended to prevent local cattle from falling over the sides. Built of dry stonework, the bridge also features stone buttresses and a central channel. An information board near the bridge tells visitors all about the convict workers responsible for its construction. This local landmark is right next to the main road, so you can see and photograph it without leaving your car. Make Spiky Bridge part of your personalized Swansea itinerary using our Swansea road trip planner.
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  • This won't take long to visit but it's a delightful stop on a long drive. Kids love it as attested by Miss 6 who asked if we could go back there the next day!!  more »
  • Driving along the east coast of Tassy on holidays and just happened to see a sign and stopped - thank goodness. We took photos up close, walked the bridge and reflected on how tough the convicts did i...  more »

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