Road Photos & Information: Tasmania
A3   Tasman Highway (A3) - Hobart to Sorell

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The Tasman Highway's highest elevation along its length is 623m and the lowest point is at -0.973m.

The Tasman Highway connects with the Arthur Highway, the Colebrook Road, the Domain Highway, the East Derwent Highway, the East Tamar Highway, the Esk Main Road, the Gladstone Road, the Huon Highway Southern Outlet, King Street, the Midland Highway, the Ringarooma Road and the West Tamar Highway.

The Tasman Bridge forms part of the highway crossing the Derwent River in Hobart. The Tasman Bridge is a five-lane bridge and its total length (including approaches) of 1,395 metres – longer than the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

History:

The total cost of the new bridge in conjunction with approach ramps and Lindisfarne interchange was about £7 million. Construction commenced in May, 1960 and the bridge was first opened to traffic (2 lanes only) on August 18, 1964. The bridge was completed with all four lanes operational on December 23, 1964.

On Sunday January 5, 1975, at 21:27, the Tasman Bridge was struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra. It caused two pylons and three sections of concrete decking, 127 metres, to fall from the bridge and sink the ship. Seven of the ship's crewmen were killed, and five motorists died when four cars drove over the collapsed sections before the traffic was stopped.

Reconstruction of the Tasman Bridge commenced in October 1975, with a raft of safety features including all road traffic must stop whilst large vessels travel beneath the bridge. During the repair process, the bridge was upgraded to hold a fifth lane. This upgrade included the construction of lane management systems which would enable the new middle lane to function as a reversible lane.

The bridge officially reopened on October 8, 1977. Click here for a web cam of the bridge operated by Rose Bay High School.

Sorell to Hobart   Hobart to Sorell
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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on Tasman Hwy (A3) at the South Arm Hwy (B33) interchange, October 2013.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Liverpool St, Hobart, approaching Tasman Hwy (A3), July 2018.

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Mornington:
Tasman Hwy (A3) as it passes through Mornington, October 2013.

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  Advance Directional Signs:
AD signs at Hobart approaching Liverpool St, July 2018. Click here for a photo of this location by Jamie Scuglia from 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Rosny Hill Rd at Rosny Park, October 2013.

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  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Hobart near Liverpool St, 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Rosny Hill Rd at Rosny Park, October 2013.

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Liverpool Street:
Corner of Tasman Hwy (A3) and Liverpool St, Queens Domain, July 2018.

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Rosny Hill Road Interchange:
Tasman Hwy (A3) at the Rosny Hill Rd interchange at Rosny Park, October 2013.

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Davies Avenue:
Tasman Hwy (A3) at Davies Av, Queens Domain, July 2018.

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Tasman bridge:
Tasman Bridge over the River Derwent at Montagu Bay, taken from the Rosny Hill Lookout, July 2018.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Queens Domain approaching Lower Domain Rd, July 2018.

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Tasman Bridge:
Tasman bridge over the River Derwent at Montagu Bay, 2008.

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Lower Domain Road:
Tasman Hwy (A3) at Lower Domain Rd, Queens Domain, July 2018.

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  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Queens Domain, July 2018.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Queens Domain approaching Domain Hwy (B36), July 2018.

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  Domain Highway:
Tasman Hwy (A3) at the Domain Hwy (B36) interchange, Queens Domain, July 2018.

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  Domain Highway:
Tasman Hwy (A3) at the Domain Hwy (B36) interchange, Queens Domain, July 2018.

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    Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at Queens Domain on Domain Hwy (B36) at the ramps onto Tasman Hwy (A3) and Tasman Bridge (A3), October 2013.

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      Approach to Tasman Bridge:
This is the approach to Tasman Bridge at Queens Domain, July 2018. The overpasses are for the Domain Hwy (B36). Red flashing lights operate when a ship passes under the bridge as a precaution should it strike the bridge supports. Click here for a photo by Darren Hodges of this location from November 1993.

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    Speed Camera Sign:
Speed camera sign and access ramps to Tasman Bridge, Glebe, October 2013.

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      Advance Directional Signs:
Lane control and directional signs on Tasman Bridge (A3) at Glebe, July 2018. Click here for a photo of this location by Jamie Scuglia from 2008.

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  Lane Control Signs:
Lane control signs on Tasman Bridge (A3) at Glebe, July 2018.

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  Lane Control Signs:
Lane control signs on Tasman Bridge (A3) at Montagu Bay, July 2018.

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  Lane Control Signs:
Lane control signs on Tasman Bridge (A3) at Montagu Bay, July 2018.

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      Advance Directional Signs:
Lane control and directional signs on Tasman Bridge (A3) at Rose Bay approaching East Derwent Hwy (B32), July 2018. Click here for a photo of this location by Jamie Scuglia from 2008.

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      East Derwent Highway:
ID sign at the East Derwent Hwy (B32) interchange at Rose Bay, July 2018. Click here for a photo of this location by Jamie Scuglia from 2008.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Rose Bay approaching Rosny Hill Rd, July 2018.

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  Rosny Hill Road:
Tasman Hwy (A3) at Rosny Hill Rd, Rose Bay, July 2018.

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  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Rosny Park, July 2018.

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  Speedometer Check:
Sign indicating beginning of speedo check zone, Lindisfarne, July 2018.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Lindisfarne, approaching South Arm Hwy (B33), July 2018.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Lindisfarne, approaching South Arm Hwy (B33), July 2018.

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  South Arm Highway:
Tasman Hwy (A3) at the South Arm Hwy (B33) interchange, Warrane, July 2018.

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  South Arm Highway:
Tasman Hwy (A3) at the South Arm Hwy (B33) interchange, Warrane, July 2018.

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  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Cambridge, July 2018.

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  Speedo Check Sign:
Speedo check sign at Cambridge. If a motorist set their odometer to zero at the beginning of the zone, it should be reading 2 km at this location if it is correctly set, July 2018.

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  Speedo Check Sign:
Speedo check sign at Cambridge. If a motorist set their odometer to zero at the beginning of the zone, it should be reading 3 km at this location if it is correctly set, July 2018.

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  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Cambridge approaching Cambridge Rd (B31 and C328), July 2018.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Cambridge approaching Cambridge Rd (B31 and C328), July 2018.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Cambridge approaching Cambridge Rd (B31 and C328), July 2018.

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  Cambridge Road:
Tasman Hwy (A3) at Cambridge Rd (B31 & C328) interchange, Cambridge, July 2018.

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  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Cambridge, July 2018.

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  Speedo Check Sign:
Speedo check sign at Cambridge. If a motorist set their odometer to zero at the beginning of the zone, it should be reading 5 km at this location if it is correctly set, July 2018.

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  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Cambridge approaching Acton Rd (C330), July 2018.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Cambridge approaching Acton Rd (C330), July 2018.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Cambridge approaching Acton Rd (C330), July 2018.

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  Acton Road:
Tasman Hwy (A3) at Acton Rd (C330), Cambridge, July 2018.

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  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Cambridge, July 2018.

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  Cambridge Park Drive:
Tasman Hwy (A3) at the Cambridge Park Dr interchange, Cambridge, July 2018.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Cambridge for Kennedy Dr and Holyman Av, July 2018.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Cambridge for Kennedy Dr and Holyman Av, July 2018.

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  Zip Merge Sign:
Sign approaching Kennedy Dr and Holyman Av indicating upcoming zip merge, July 2018.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the roundabout with Kennedy Dr and Holyman Av at Cambridge, July 2018.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the roundabout with Kennedy Dr and Holyman Av at Cambridge, July 2018.

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  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Cambridge, July 2018.

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  Sea Spray Sign:
Warning sign for sea spray approaching McGees Bridge over Pitt Water, July 2018.

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  Slippery In High Winds:
Warning sign for slippery conditions in high winds, approaching McGees Bridge over Pitt Water at Cambridge, July 2018.

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  Pitt Water:
Tasman Hwy (A3) crossing Pitt Water via McGees Bridge at Cambridge, July 2018.

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  Intersection Directional Sign
ID sign at the roundabout with Penna Rd at Midway Point, July 2018.

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  Orielton Lagoon:
Tasman Hwy (A3) as it crossees Orielton Lagoon at Midway Point, July 2018.

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  Entering Sorell:
Tasman Hwy (A3) as it enters the town of Sorell, July 2018.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Sorell approaching Forcett St, July 2018.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Sorell approaching Arthur Hwy (A9), July 2018.

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  Arthur Highway:
Corner of Tasman Hwy (A3) and Arthur Hwy (A9) at Sorell, July 2018. A3 turns left a this location.

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  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Sorell, July 2018.

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  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Sorell, July 2018.

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