London Arch

London Arch, Natural offshore rock arch in Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia.

London Arch image

Natural offshore rock arch in Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia London Arch in 2014

London Arch (formerly London Bridge) is an offshore natural arch in the Port Campbell National Park, Australia. The arch is a significant tourist attraction along the Great Ocean Road near Port Campbell in Victoria. This stack was formed by a gradual process of erosion, and until 1990 formed a complete double-span natural bridge.

The span closer to the shoreline collapsed unexpectedly on 15 January 1990, leaving two tourists (Kelli Harrison and David Darrington) stranded on the outer span before being rescued by police helicopter. No one was injured in the event. Prior to the collapse, the arch was known as London Bridge because of its similarity to its namesake.

London Bridge before collapse

See also

  • The Twelve Apostles, Victoria
  • Loch Ard Gorge
  • The Gibson Steps
  • The Grotto
  • Percé Rock, another double arch where one collapsed

References

    External links

    Media related to London Arch at Wikimedia Commons

    • Official Website for 12 Apostles Region of Victoria
    • Why do arches fall:? on the website of Geoscience Australia.

    Coordinates: 38°37′19″S 142°55′57″E / 38.62194°S 142.93250°E / -38.62194; 142.93250

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