Sea Cliff Bridge, Coalcliff

The Sea Cliff Bridge is a balanced cantilever bridge located in the northern Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. The $52 million bridge links the coastal villages of Coalcliff and Clifton. Featuring two lanes of traffic, a cycleway and a walkway, the Sea Cliff Bridge boasts spectacular views and is a feature of the scenic Lawrence Hargrave Drive.HistoryThe Sea Cliff Bridge replaced a section of Lawrence Hargrave Drive that was permanently closed in August 2003 due to regular rock falls. A public outcry emerged over the road closure as Lawrence Hargrave Drive is the only road directly linking Coalcliff, Stanwell Park, Otford and Helensburgh to the northern suburbs of Wollongong. The bridge was officially opened by NSW Premier Morris Iemma at a 'ribbon cutting' ceremony on 11 December 2005, and has met with great public approval and increased business for the area's tourism industry.The Sea Cliff Bridge was named by 11-year-old schoolgirl Makenzie Russell (St. Brigids) following a naming competition opened to local primary school students.It is a popular location for Love padlocks.The Sea Cliff Bridge is one of only seven off-shore parallel to coast bridges in the world.
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  • The Bridge was actually shorter than expected but could get spectacular views on it. We drove from Sydney to Wollongong and took the same way back. We also stopped at the southern end of the Bridge an...  more »
  • park at coalcliff performing arts centre and walk the whole way and back make sure you tie down your hat its a long drop  more »
  • Chose a beautiful day to drive up the coast with some friends from Victoria...didn't tell them about the Sea Cliff Bridge until we were almost upon it. They were pleasantly surprised. Great feat of en...  more »
  • A must visit place if you drive down from Sydney to Woolongong. Beautiful view. Need to enjoy walking. Parking spot is just after you cross a bridge, so please do not drive too fast.
  • View of Road, walking path way and sea together is awesome!! Must visit place. You can easily spend 1-2 hours here.. we visited this place when we are on the way to Kiama!
  • Fantastic picturesque bridge replacing an older dangerous road. Very grand and beautiful and used in adverts.
  • Awesome spot, great place for photography, defiantly worth going in the morning to catch the sunrise.
  • It is a stunning drive. Beautiful scenery

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