Chalet Swisse Spa at Surf Beach Retreat

676 The Ridge Rd, Batemans Bay, Australia
Chalet Swisse Spa at Surf Beach Retreat
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The Bridge

by tiabunna

Without doubt, the lift span bridge is the ‘instant recognition’ cue for anyone who has visited Batemans Bay. So here’s some background on it.

Coastal shipping services provided communication and transport on the New South Wales coast from the 1850s, but the roads were somewhat slower to develop. A vehicular punt operated across the Clyde River at Batemans Bay from 1891, carrying increasing traffic as motor vehicle numbers increased and eventually being replaced by a steam ferry. Some thought was given to replacing the ferry with a bridge, but WWII intervened and work was deferred until the late 1940s. The bridge also had to provide for coastal shipping entering the Clyde River, so a lift span design was chosen: in that regard, it is quite unique on the NSW coast. Post war shortages of materials did, however, delay completion.

Finally, it was opened in November 1956. In its last year of operation the ferry had carried over 230,000 vehicles, so the new bridge must have made quite a difference at the time. Now, of course, traffic volumes are far greater than could ever have been envisaged over 50 years ago and the bridge itself with its single traffic lane in each direction is becoming a bottleneck – not helped at all by the ongoing need to open the span periodically to allow boats to pass! At those times, traffic is stopped by lights. Those of you with an engineering interest might care to note the two large concrete counterweights for the lifting span on the two towers.

Feet in the Ocean

by ZiOOlek

When you live away from the Ocean you always dream of jumping into the ocean's water and swim, or even put your feet in water. This is what I always do. It started in 1997 when visiting Vienna the most I wanted to do was to swim in Danube River. Than I had an opportunity to swim in the Atlanthic Ocean on the East Coast of the USA in 2000. I put my feet into the Pacific in 2004 on one of the beaches in Australia. The next on my list is Indian Ocean...:)

South coast NSW

by OZebomate

"This place is the best"

I came up here to try and escape winter in vic without having to take to much time off work and travel to far....................
was a good idea because the weather was 18 and fine everyday and the water temp was 18 also the beach wasnt out of the question-
I went to Ulladulla and Jervis bay also

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 Chalet Swisse Spa at Surf Beach Retreat

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Address: 676 The Ridge Rd, Batemans Bay, Australia