WPC: Bridge

The Spiky Bridge in Tasmania was built by a convict road gang in the 1840s apparently after the superintendent in charge of the convicts was giving a hair-raising ride home by the owner of a property adjacent to the “road”. You can read more interesting information about it here.


Author: macmsue

I’m a sister, wife, mother, grandmother, auntie and friend. I prefer to be outside and am interested in photography, nature and different cultures. I believe everything on this earth has a right to be here but some things and some people would be happiest if their space was far away from mine. (Flies and biting bugs take note!) I don’t like housework and think dust is Nature’s way of saying, “This is my space, I was here first.”

11 thoughts on “WPC: Bridge”

    1. Maybe next time you’re passing that way you’ll be able to stop and check it out. It’s an amazing construction when you know who the “tradesmen” were.

      1. I knew it was built by convicts, so much here in my home state is, and I do like rock building, but I don’t go that way very often, and I don’t work for the organisation that needed me to go that way now.

    1. I can’t help but visualize a swarm of men collecting all the stones. They probably tried to protect their hands with rags ….. if they had any.

    1. I agree, I liked the idea that the convicts set the stones upright just to be contrary. Don’t believe the story about it stopping cows from falling off the bridge.

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