Spiky Bridge, Swansea

3.6
#2 of 8 in Things to do in Swansea
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. Make Spiky Bridge part of your personalized Swansea itinerary using our Swansea road trip planner.
Create an itinerary including Spiky Bridge
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Spiky Bridge reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
360 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Ok, so it's a bridge with spikes. Man-made mostly without cement or mortar. It's basically right next to the main road, so no inconvenience to pull in and take a few snaps.  more »
  • If you happen to be driving this road going north to Swansea or heading down to Hobart from Freycinet this is worth stopping for. Great story at the side of the road worth 10-15 minutes of your time.....  more »

Plan your trip to Swansea

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.