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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. Make Spiky Bridge part of your personalized Swansea itinerary using our Swansea road trip planner.
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  • Interesting if you're not in a hurry and you just want something to do to stretch out your legs. The beach is also interesting. There are some old salt making ruins somewhere near this 
    Interesting if you're not in a hurry and you just want something to do to stretch out your legs. The beach is also interesting. There are some old salt making ruins somewhere near this  more »
  • The bridge was built by convicts in the mid 19th century and it is quite unique. Sadly it was so poorly maintained the area was weed covered and looked a mess. 
    The bridge was built by convicts in the mid 19th century and it is quite unique. Sadly it was so poorly maintained the area was weed covered and looked a mess.  more »

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