Just a few metres off the current east coast road is this old bridge. Spiky Bridge.
It was built by convicts in 1843, using stones from the fields, without any mortar or cement. Stones on the parapet are laid vertically, hence it’s name.
It is suggested that the vertical stones were to prevent cattle falling over the sides of the bridge. Others claim that the convicts placed them vertically in some minor rebellion against their supervisor. Either way, it is an unusual structure and an unexpected treasure.
Across the road is Spiky Beach with views across Oyster Bay.
Must visit that one next time I’m down. Much better than Richmond (except for the church on the hill where my GGGrandfather’s signature is)
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I like Richmond too.
I remember seeing this bridge and being fascinated by it’s structure.