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Bridgewater
South Australia
BridgewaterMill.JPG
Park near Bridgewater Mill
Population
Postcode(s) 5155
Elevation 398 m (1,306 ft)(railway station)
LGA(s)
  • Adelaide Hills Council
  • District Council of Mount Barker
Region Adelaide Hills
County Adelaide
State electorate(s) Heysen
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Localities around Bridgewater:
Aldgate
Mount George
Mount George Verdun
Aldgate Bridgewater Verdun
Hahndorf
Aldgate Mylor
Hahndorf
Hahndorf
Footnotes Adjoining suburbs

Bridgewater is a town in the Australian state of South Australia located in the Adelaide Hills to the south-east of the Adelaide city centre.

It is the former end of the Adelaide-Bridgewater railway line; this route was closed in 1987. The railway was converted to standard gauge in 1995 and continues to be the main line from Adelaide to Melbourne, but no trains stop at the now demolished Bridgewater railway station.

A portion of the Heysen walking trail runs through the town, as well as the Pioneer women's walking trail.

Street names

The streets of one part of Bridgewater appear to have been named for Orient Line steam ships: SS Omrah, SS Otway, SS Orsova, SS Orontes (1902–1926), SS Ophir, SS Otranto (1909–1918), SS Orvieto (1909–1931), SS Orotava (1889–1921) (though Oratava Street) and SS Osterley (1909–1929).

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