At least since 1793, and perhaps longer, a public ferry has crossed the river here.
The ferry crossing before the bridge was built took about an hour.
Two ferries cross the Main to the left, or south, bank.
Communication to the east was once easier, as a ferry crossed the river here until 1922.
The current site is the oldest ferry crossing in Australia.
It is one of twelve ferries still crossing the Main today.
The last ferry in the 20th century crossed the river in 1950.
This ferry crosses the river only when it has enough freight to make the trip worth while.
During the ferry crossing you will have time to purchase duty free goods.
A map of 1414 showed a ferry crossing at Sarre.
There were no bridges or ditches and only private ferry crossings.
Norfolkline (www.norfolkline.com) has the cheapest ferry crossings - from £40 return for a family of four.
In 2011, 69,950 ferry crossings were operated, carrying in total 2,192,175 people, 1,226,540 cars and 99,470 trucks.
They built one of the first ferry crossings on the Colorado River in 1871.
Regular ferry crossings of the Hudson River run daily.
There are also numerous road bridges and around 32 ferry crossings.
From £385 per person including ferry crossings with Inntravel (01653 617000; www.inntravel.co.uk).
A week in a mobile home for up to six people costs from £480 including ferry crossings with Vacansoleil (0333 7005050; www.vacansoleil.co.uk).
Post-war, the idea was adopted for merchant ships and short ferry crossings.
With ice clogging the rivers, there was no estimating how long delays might be at ferry crossings.