Bell Bay


Brand-spanking new fingerboard sign at the eastern terminus of C805 - the intersection of Main St (B85) & Franklin St (C805), Lady Barron. Source: Peter Renshaw, July 2007.

Introduced: 1980

Length: 1km

Eastern Terminus: East Tamar Highway (A8) & Bell Bay Main Rd (C853), 3km south of George Town

Western Terminus: Entrance to the Port of Bell Bay

Route taken: Bell Bay Main Rd

Focal Points: Bell Bay

Responsibility: State Government

C853 is a route in Tasmania's far north, providing access from the East Tamar Highway (A8) to the maritime port of Bell Bay as well as serving the adjacent industrial area. C853 is also part of the Auslink National Network between East Tamar Highway and Mobil Road due to its significance as a port access road.

The route appears to have previously been of greater tourist significance, as reference to C853 appeared on signs as far south as Launceston. However, since then, references to Bell Bay and C853 have generally been replaced with reference to Low Head.

Photos of route C853
AD sign northbound on East Tamar Highway (A8) approaching the junction with Bell Bay Main Rd (C853), 3km south of George Town.
Source: Peter Renshaw, June 2007.
AD sign southbound on East Tamar Highway (A8) approaching the junction with Bell Bay Main Rd (C853), 3km south of George Town.
Source: Peter Renshaw, June 2007.
Roundabout ID sign at the intersection of East Tamar Highway (A8) & Bell Bay Main Rd (C853).
Source: Peter Renshaw, June 2007.
Bell Bay Main Rd (C853) looking west from the junction with East Tamar Highway (A8).
Source: Peter Renshaw, June 2007.
Bell Bay Main Rd (C853) looking west through the industrial area located adjacent to the Port of Bell Bay.
Source: Peter Renshaw, June 2007.
Bell Bay Main Rd (C83) looking east through Bell Bay industrial area.
Source: Peter Renshaw, June 2007.
Bell Bay Main Rd (C853) looking west approaching the entrance to the Port of Bell Bay.
Source: Peter Renshaw, June 2007.
A piece of remnant pavement adjacent to Bell Bay Main Rd (C853) where is has been realigned on approach to the Port of Bell Bay.
Source: Peter Renshaw, June 2007.
Bell Bay Main Rd (C853) looking west to the entrance of the Port of Bell Bay. The gate at the bottom of the grade marks the end of C853. This section of road was probably realigned when the eastbound climbing lane was added.
Source: Peter Renshaw, June 2007.

Last updated 5 December 2011
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