Sea Cliff Bridge, Coalcliff

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The Sea Cliff Bridge, together with the adjoining Lawrence Hargrave Drive Bridge, are two road bridges that carry the scenic Lawrence Hargrave Drive across the rockface on the Illawarra escarpment, located in the northern Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. The balanced cantilever and incremental launching girder bridges link the coastal villages of Coalcliff and Clifton and carry two lanes of traffic, and a pedestrian walkway. The Sea Cliff Bridge is one of only seven off-shore parallel-to-coast bridges in the world.
The Sea Cliff Bridge was named by Makenzie Russell, who at the time was an eleven-year-old student, following a naming competition opened to local primary school students. The Lawrence Hargrave Drive Bridge and the Lawrence Hargrave Drive are named in honour of Lawrence Hargrave, an Australian engineer, explorer, astronomer, inventor and aeronautical pioneer.

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  • I visited Sea Cliff Bridge on a day trip from Sydney with a friend, we caught the train from Central station to Thirroul then a bus from Thirroul to Scarbouragh and got off near the Arts and Crafts...  more »
  • I have been here Many times with overseas visitors but today is the first time I have walked across. Amazing engineering and excellent views.  more »
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  • One of the most scenic places in the world. Pictures just don't do justice to this place. Absolutely breath taking views of the Sea and the cliff. Worth every mile you travel to see this beauty. Factor in at least an hour as part of your journey to stop by and admire this beauty. Many beautiful spots along the way where you may want to take some photographs. Nature at it's very best.
  • Spectacular views Great for filming with birds eye perspective. Drive to the bridge is really nice. Walk on the bridge is great! You can see the old road on the mountain behind the bridge. Parking is usually easy to find.
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