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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. Add Spiky Bridge to your Swansea travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Swansea tourist route planner.
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  • We stopped here on our way out of Swansea. An interesting little stop off. The bridge is very interesting.  more »
  • There is such a lot to the history of Tasmania and this is just a little treasure. Fascinating to see and learn how and when it was built.  more »
  • Almost by the side of the road it would be easy to pass by. Also make sure you turn into the car park for the bridge and not the beach on the other side of the road. This is an important piece of conv...  more »