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Sea Cliff Bridge, New South Wales, Australia top Tourist Attraction

Sea Cliff Bridge

New South Wales

Australia's Top-Rated Tourist Attraction

Sea Cliff Bridge, New South Wales, Australia top Tourist Attraction

The Sea Cliff Bridge, along with the adjacent Lawrence Hargrave Drive Bridge, are two road bridges that carry the scenic Lawrence Hargrave Drive across the rockface of the Illawarra Escarpment in the northern Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Balanced cantilever and rising launching girder bridges link the coastal villages of Coalcliffe and Clifton and carry two lanes of traffic and a pedestrian walkway.

The Sea Cliff Bridge was named by Mackenzie Russell, then an eleven-year-old student, after a naming contest for local elementary school students. Lawrence Hargrave Drive Bridge and Lawrence Hargrave Drive are named in honor of Lawrence Hargrave, an Australian engineer, explorer, astronomer, inventor and aeronaut.

Sea Cliff Bridge, New South Wales, Australia top Tourist Attraction

The A$52 million 450-meter-long (1,476 ft) bridges span the Tasman Sea 70 meters (230 ft) east of the original alignment of Lawrence Hargrave Drive. Completed in 2005, the Sea Cliff Bridge structure consists of a sloped box girder composed of prestressed concrete constructed using the balanced cantilever method with five spans. Adjacent to the Sea Cliff Bridge is the 210-meter-long (689 ft) Lawrence Hargrave Drive Bridge – often not considered two separate bridges. This later girder bridge, built using the incremental launching method with seven spans ranging from 24 to 31 meters (79 to 102 ft), shares a common pier with the Sea Cliff Bridge.

Sea Cliff Bridge, New South Wales, Australia top Tourist Attraction

Travel Guide: 

An hour south of Sydney, the bridges have become a major tourist spot since opening in 2005. The area adjacent to the bridges has a beautiful walkway surrounded by rocky cliffs that are a popular spot for love locks.

Pioneer Walks released the lookout's route and encouraged visitors to participate in "informal walks with no safety precautions." On 30 September 2018, a 24-year-old man climbed to the "lookout" on the hill overlooking the bridge, where he sat down to rest. The ground he was sitting on was loose and he slipped 20 meters (70 ft) to the edge of the cliff, where he fell 40 meters (130 ft) to his death.

Location: Coalcliff, New South Wales, Australia.

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