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The Spit
              #13- Spit Road (and future bridge)
Sydney's Lower North Shore and Northern Beaches were serviced by a punt operating from The Spit since the late nineteenth century up until 1924. In 1924, the (first) Spit Bridge was completed and opened. By 1927 the timber low–level bridge saw a 60% growth over that of the punt for the year prior to the bridge opening. The amount of traffic using the bridge was higher than expected and the subsequent revenue from tolls providing a financial boon for the government. Various plans were considered to reduce congestion including a high-level bridge and a bridge further upstream, leaving the existing bridge for local traffic; however none were enacted until after World War II when the NSW Government decided to build another low–level bridge at the same site.