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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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  • The bridge looks definitely interesting and unusual. When bypassing it makes sense to stop for 5 minutes. I would for sure not go there to see only the bridge  more »
  • You don't see too many structures like this anymore and when you come across it just off the main road at Spiky Beach you are draw to a closer look to see how it actually remains intact with no mortar...  more »
  • Stopped at the Spiky Bridge to have a look and take some photos. Interesting and historical. Worth stopping.  more »