On 5th January, 1975 at 21:27 the bulk ore carrier "Lake Illawarra" crashed into pier 19 (from the western side) claiming 12 lives and severing the Eastern Shore's link with Hobart by knocking out a 420 foot section of the bridge.


Emergency Services searching for survivors on the eastern shore.

Looking at the western shore from the eastern side of the bridge.

Two cars balance 110 feet above the Derwent River.

Swaying in the wind, GTS Holden Monaro and an EK Holden station sedan.

View from Rose Bay.

Aerial photo looking at eastern shore.

View from Rosny Hill.

View from eastern shore approach to bridge.

View from Rose Bay High School.

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