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Spiky Bridge

Tasman Highway A3, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
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“worth a stop” (24 reviews)
“convict built” (13 reviews)
“the main road” (19 reviews)
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Tasman Highway A3, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A hand wrought feat of engineering that endures to this day. Well worth a break in the drive to take it in and pay respect to our convict heritage.

Thank hmmtmail
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ThRued
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 or cement to form the...More

Thank Raymond H
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped at the Spiky Bridge to have a look and take some photos. Interesting and historical. Worth stopping.

Thank DotO509
Reviewed 28 April 2017

What an interesting little structure on the way out of Swansea to Hobart. Worth a 15 minute stop to admire the interesting architecture and history of this bridge.

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The bridge is just off the main A3 7km south of Swansea and was built by convicts in 1843. The structure was constructed from field stones laid without cement - a dry wall design. The parapet field stones are laid vertically and give the bridge...More

Thank AussieDiver53
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This bridge is 200 years old, you pass it on the main road en route to Freycinet National park from Swansea.

Thank gilly88
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

If u heading to Hobart, can have a short stop to know the history and photo. A van is selling oyster.

Thank Amber2006
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Information board left us pondering over a few questions but regardless, a worthwhile stop to see this quirky bridge.

Thank Btbuggy
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Located just south of Swansea this convict built bridge is worth the stop. No one knows why the spikes where placed on the bridge but does it actually matter? 100m north is a lovely little beach to stop at too called Spiky beach.

Thank Paul B
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