Just 15 km further west from Loch Ard Gorge, along the Great Ocean Road coastline and between Port Campbell and Peterborough, is the London Bridge Lookout. This Lookout takes in the view of the, now island, London Bridge, also formerly known as London Arch.
It was in the evening on the 15 January, 1990, that the main arch connect London Bridge to the mainland cracked and fell into the sea. Fortunately no-one was injured. Two people marooned on the new island were rescued hours later by helicopter.
Originally a natural archway and tunnel, the London Bridge collapsed the isolated arch was no longer connected to the mainland.
Locals and tourist come to the London Bridge Lookout for the views and at dusk, you have the opportunity to spot the Little Penguins coming ashore on the protected beach below. During winter, there is the chance to see the passing Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales on their migration north.
The collapse of the section of the London Bridge demonstrates the everchanging nature of this coastal region. With the continuous erosion by weather and sea, along the rocky sandstone cliff shoreline, future generations will see the continual evolving changes over the decades to come.