Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Spit bridge

Sydney's only remaining lift bridge on a major arterial road.

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Spit Bridge

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First thought of in the 1870s, the first Spit Bridge was not built until nearly 50 years later, replacing a punt across Middle Harbour. A second bridge was built in the 1950s but the crossing remains a transport bottleneck.