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Address: Tasman Highway A3, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
00:00 - 23:59
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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If u heading to Hobart, can have a short stop to know the history and photo. A van is selling oyster.

Reviewed 21 April 2017
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Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank DotO509
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Perth, Australia
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187 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 a spiky appearance - there have been many versions of why the bridge was constructed... More 

Thank AussieDiver53
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89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Perth, Australia
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78 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
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194 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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
Dalmeny, Australia
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Well worth getting of the road to visit this oddity. Why were the top stones placed vertically? Was there a practical reason or just whimsy ?

Thank patcC5994TG
Bend, Oregon
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82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Stone bridge built in 1843 by convicts with stoned spikes. Good place to stretch your legs for a few minutes on route to/from Freycinet.

Thank MacFarnsworth
Echuca, Australia
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396 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

What a amazing structure that is man made many years ago and its still standing. This bridge is not in use any more but its amazing.

Thank Stumpie8

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