Photographer's Note

The Tasman Bridge is the only connection between the city centre of Hobart and the suburbs on the eastern shore of the Derwent river, the airport and the north-east coast of Tasmania.

In the 1950's with the development of the Eastern shore it was decided to build a larger bridge than the existing one. The old Hobart Bridge faced increasing difficulty in managing the larger volumes of traffic. Construction on the new bridge started in 1960. It was completed and opened to traffic four years later.
However on 5 January 1975 the Tasman Bridge was struck by a large ship, causing two pylons and three sections of concrete decking to collapse. After the collision ferry’s took over and a temporary bridge was constructed improving connections for the commuters and others. Reconstruction of the bridge commenced late 1975 and reopened on 8 October 1977. (contains parts from

This photo I took from a point close to Macquarie point in the Hobart harbour area. The historic ferry you see is made of wood and operating cruises in the harbour and on the Derwent river.

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