NABSQNO 54H-680190-5720170 (f)

NABSQNO 54H-680190-5720170 (f).
Island Arch, Victoria, Australia
Photo by Jay Wilbur, insert photo public domain

NABSQNO 54H-680190-5720170 (f). There are several sea natural arches, all in soft limestone, found at the Loch Ard Gorge area of Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia. Island Arch was one of them. It collapsed during the night of June 9-10, 2009. Access is via the Great Ocean Road, one of the most scenic drives in the world. Loch Ard Gorge is about 10 kilometers east of the town of Port Campbell. The area gets its name from the clipper ship, Loch Ard, that wrecked here in 1878.

Island Arch had a span of 23 meters, a height of 18 meters, a thickness of 15 meters, and a width of 10 meters. Another photo of the arch, taken from the opposite side, is here.

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