Batman Bridge

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DISTANCES: Launceston 38Km

The Batman Bridge spans the Tamar River at Whirlpool Reach about 38 km downstream from Launceston. The bridge is one of the world’s first cable-stayed truss bridges and is dominated by the 100 metre high steel A-frame tower. The weight of the 206 metre main span over the river is almost entirely carried by the tower. The overall length of the bridge is 432 metres between abutments.

At the picnic ground at Batman Bridge is a directory listing all the attractions in the area.

The Batman Bridge was named after John Batman, one of the founders of Melbourne, who earlier lived in northern Tasmania.