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Bridgewater, Gagebrook, Brighton and the Derwent River from Granton.jpg
Bridgewater (left) and Gagebrook (right)
Postcode: 7030
LGA: Municipality of Brighton
Suburbs around Bridgewater:
Brighton
Derwent River Bridgewater Gagebrook
(Bridgewater Bridge) Green Point Gagebrook

Bridgewater, Tasmania, is a suburb in Tasmania's south-east. Located approximately 19 km from the Hobart CBD, it is part of the northern suburbs area of Greater Hobart.

Bridgewater commonly has a bad reputation for its low social class and is noted as a disadvantaged area. Much of this is due to the mass of public housing, mainly built in the 1970s as part of a public housing project that was operating from 1944 to 1989.

Overview

Bridgewater Bridge from east
Bridgewater Bridge

Bridgewater is situated on the eastern shore of the Derwent River. It is a suburb of the local government area of the Municipality of Brighton. From a transport perspective, Bridgewater is one of the first suburbs encountered by visitors traveling from the state's north via the Midland Highway and the Brighton Bypass. The suburb connects to the western shore via the Bridgewater Bridge and Causeway. Bridgewater was also once home to the train station, which was used by commuters for travel into the city.

Sport and Recreation

Since 2011 Bridgewater has been the home to soccer club Derwent United FC at Weily Park.

See also

  • Bridgewater Jerry

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