Derwent Bridge

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Derwent Bridge
Tasmania
Derwent Bridge is located in Tasmania
Derwent Bridge
Derwent Bridge
Coordinates42°08′S 146°13′E / 42.133°S 146.217°E / -42.133; 146.217Coordinates: 42°08′S 146°13′E / 42.133°S 146.217°E / -42.133; 146.217
Population23 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)7140
LGA(s)Central Highlands Council
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal Division(s)Lyons

Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.

It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. In the past there were a couple of isolated houses along Lyell Highway that have been removed.

Today, Derwent Bridge features not only the bridge alluded to in its name – spanning the Derwent River – but accommodation units, and also a roadside public house.

Derwent Bridge was used as a principal filming location for the 2008 film The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce.

Derwent Bridge Post Office opened on 15 February 1937 and closed in 1980.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Derwent Bridge (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 July 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.

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