Lincoln Highway (Australia)

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Lincoln Highway
South Australia
General information
Type Highway
Length 327 km (203 mi)
Route number(s) B100
route number
Alternate National Route 1
Major junctions
NE end Eyre Highway, 26km west of Port Augusta, South Australia
SW end Flinders Highway, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Major settlements Whyalla, Cowell, Arno Bay, Tumby Bay
Highway system

Lincoln Highway is a highway in South Australia which links the cities of Port Augusta and Port Lincoln located on the east coast of Eyre Peninsula over a distance of 327 kilometres (203 miles).[1] It was formerly designated as National Route Alternate 1 and is currently B100.

Sealed with bitumen, it has many straight stretches with few steep inclines or declines, and for the most part has a 110 km/h speed limit. The highway runs along the eastern coast of the Eyre Peninsula but just so far inland as to allow only glimpses of the Gulf in certain places.

The first Europeans to traverse most of this route, in April 1840, were Governor Gawler and John Hill, who explored on horseback from Port Lincoln to the Middleback Range near the location of the site of Whyalla.

In general, after leaving Port Augusta the highway passes through hot and arid saltbush-covered and scrub terrain. It soon passes through the largest and most significant town along the route, which is the steel city of Whyalla. Continuing southwest it connects with such coastal towns as Cowell, Port Neill and Arno Bay which have good fishing spots. The terrain here is interspersed with broad-acre grain cropping in suitable localities, and the scenery gets greener the more it heads southwest towards Port Lincoln.

Port Lincoln itself is a prosperous fishing port and an important grain terminal serving the Eyre Peninsula wheatbelt. Japanese demand for freshest tuna made many of the fishermen millionaires.


Major junctions[edit]

LGA[1] Location[2] km[3] mi Destinations[1] Notes
unincorporated area Lincoln Gap 0 0.0 Eyre HighwayPort Augusta, Kimba
Whyalla Whyalla 47 29 Iron Knob Road – Iron Knob
Middleback Range 72 45 Middleback Road – Iron Baron
Franklin Harbour Cowell 161 100 Birdseye HighwayCleve
Cleve Arno Bay 198 123 Arno Bay Road – Cleve
Tumby Bay Tumby Bay 269 167 Bratten Way – Cummins
Port Lincoln Port Lincoln 315 196 Flinders Highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c A.J. Millazzo, Delegate of the Commissioner of Highways (28 February 2011). "Naming of State Rural Roads - Eyre Peninsula" (PDF). Government of South Australia. Rack Plan 997. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Property Location Browser". Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Google (23 September 2015). "Lincoln Highway driving directions" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 23 September 2015.