The Tasman Bridge was opened to traffic on 17th August, 1964.
A view from the western approach span.

The floating arch of the old Hobart Bridge was removed on 18th and 19th August, 1964.
Both sections were towed and stored at Geilston Bay pending a decision on their future.

Aerial photo of the Tasman Bridge taken from the western side.
Only the lift span and towers of the old Hobart Bridge remain.

"Galway" the first ship to use the main navigation channel
of the Tasman Bridge on 18th August, 1964.

The four-lane Tasman Bridge from the eastern approach span.


We wish to acknowledge the late Mr Rod McGee ESM. Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources for providing the information contained within the Hobart and Tasman Bridge web pages. Photos also published in the souvenir publication, The story of Two Bridges 1965.
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