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Spiky Bridge, Swansea

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#13 of 40 in Historic Sites in Tasmania
Bridge Historic Site
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. Add Spiky Bridge to your Swansea travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Swansea tourist route planner.
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  • Stopped for a quick look on our way past. Interesting history and a very interesting looking Bridge!  more »
  • Worth a stop to read the board and see the history of the area. Blink and you'll miss it so be on the lookout  more »
  • All the times I've driven up and down the east coast I've never noticed this bridge before. Well worth a stop and read about the history.  more »

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