Richmond Bridge, Richmond

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The country's oldest bridge still in use, Richmond Bridge remains a testament to Tasmania's forced migration heritage. The sandstone arched structure was built by convicts between 1823 and 1825. An unsolved murder marked the early bridge's history, when a notorious prison guard fell asleep drunk on the bridge and was pushed off its edge by presumably one or more of the prisoners. Pack some snacks for a picnic on the grassy riverbank underneath this national heritage site. Use our Richmond online trip builder to visit Richmond Bridge on your trip to Richmond, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • On our way from Hobart to Coles Bay, we made a little stop here to stretch our legs and view this famous historic bridge. The bridge was located at the edge of the small quaint town of Richmond. The b...  more »
  • Beautiful place to relax and walk.The lights on the water are special at night.Wander along the main street of Richmond and enjoy good food and coffee.Antiques and a step back in time generally.Can re...  more »
  • The bridge has been well maintained & is located amongst beautiful scenery in this historic town. A great photo opportunity!  more »
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  • Picturesque spot for photo lovers. The bridge is in wonderful condition and the surrounding trees, river and grasses makes it perfect for photos. Ducks and swans live here and may wander up to you for food. Some table and chairs here for picnics. Couldn’t find toilet facilities though.
  • A picturesque and serene stop on your journey around Tasmania. Impressive to think this structure was built by unskilled convicts almost 200 years ago! Also check out the nearby church and graveyard which I believe are amongst the oldest in Australia. Richmond itself is a cute little town and worthy of a visit.
  • Absolutely beautiful bridge. The walk along the river is a must do. Very picturesque. Stores and restaurants nearby are great as well.
  • Such a beautiful place full of old world charm. The bridge adds its own charm to this delightful town.
  • Worth the time to check out this amazing bridge and town. Just live the architecture. Don't change a thing!
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