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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. Add Richmond Bridge and other attractions to your Richmond trip itinerary using our Richmond itinerary maker.
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  • Had a great day at Richmond. Visited a few antique shops, followed by a picnic lunch under the trees. Went to Richmond's most famous landmark, the Richmond Bridge, built in 1823 by the convicts. It is...  more »
  • Lots to history the bridge is a busy little crossing tractors cars etc. It's condition is very good and the verge area is kept well mown so it's a great place to picnic and have lunch take so photos. ...  more »
  • Stopped for lunch at this beautiful spot. Set up for a picnic with the family but the flock of ducks that inhabit the park descended and stole some food. Very funny watching a duck waddle off with you...  more »
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  • A fantastic piece of Australia's history. With picnic grounds, good parking and a few nice short walks it's an excellent chance to stop, stretch your legs and enjoy Australia's oldest bridge.
  • Fantastic architecture and great piece of history. Lovely township. Great photo spot.
  • One of the oldest and beautiful bridge. Quiet and nice location
  • Lovely surrounding parklands, with walks rich in history. Australia's oldest bridge is well worth the stop!
  • Oldest bridge in Australia, made by those pesky convicts! It is a very pretty bridge and it is a site to tick off when travelling around tassie. However it is still just a bridge.