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Map of Bridgewater, SA 5155

Bridgewater is a town in the Adelaide Hills, south-east of Adelaide in South Australia.

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.

History

Cox Creek (named after the explorer Robert Cock, who led an expedition through this area in December 1837), runs through Bridgewater, and the town was originally settled as Cox Creek. An early use of the name "Bridgewater" was in James Addison's (ca.1819 – 26 April 1870) "Bridgewater Hotel", and the town was renamed Bridgewater when the adjacent flour mill was built by John Dunn and the nearby land subdivided in 1857.
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