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 Clarence online trip builder to visit Richmond Bridge on your trip to Clarence, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • October 12, 2017
    Didnt disappoint! Was a beautiful old bridge! You can walk under it or just admire from a distance on the grass hill  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    We frequent "the bridge" regularly. Great little walk, especially in the spring/summer. Stunning scenery and so peaceful and relaxing, even in peak tourist season. Grab some duck food from the shop, f...  more »
  • October 10, 2017
    What an amazimg bridge that comes along with all that history, would recommend going to have a look and walk over the top and look down the river.  more »
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  • September 19, 2017
    Reliable bridge, very helpful. Not very good at anything but bridging. Assisted greatly in crossing the river without fuss. Would cross again.
  • September 18, 2017
    Awesome place to feed the ducks. bbq area. Park. Great food near by ( bakery is a must)
  • September 13, 2017
    A great historic bridge. Great for photos too
  • September 12, 2017
    Nice open space, lots of ducks and other bitds. Close to Richmond historic site.
  • September 13, 2017
    Gorgeous bathed in the last golden light of a spring afternoon . A quaint town too.

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Where to stay in Clarence

A popular base for touring Southern Tasmania, Clarence offers a range of accommodations. From historical buildings for boutique and luxury stays in the Richmond area, to seaside resorts at Seven Mile Beach and motel rooms at Rose Bay and Howrah, visitors of all persuasions will find something comfortable and within their budget. This sustainable city prides itself on its well-maintained transport services, so no matter where you stay you should have no problem exploring the surrounding area.
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