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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  • Yes, there is history here, and the bridge is testament to that, but there are many better around the world.  more »
  • I’ll be honest. We weren’t here long but of course we had the mandatory stop and photo at the Richmond bridge! Grasses area is just beautiful and it’s a great place to stop and eat.  more »
  • A must if you are in the area. Bring some bread so the children can feed the ducks. Take a leisurely stroll along the river. Male sure you walk under the bridge to see the craftsmanship that has ensur...  more »
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  • Beautiful bridge. Wonderful photo opportunities. I had friends get married on the wooden deck just near by. Was a beautiful location, but if you plan to get married there please actually book the site. If you do not book, DO NOT expect the site to be free, people to move for you or another wedding to get out of the way for you
  • Lovely historic place that’s worth 10 minutes of your time here. There’s even ducks wandering about. Ample parking space as well. Walkable distance to lots of food choices
  • Great place to visit nice little town a must see. the scallop pie was excellent. the bridge in the photo was built in 1823
  • One of my favourite small towns to visit while in Tassie. The Bridge is a must visit. We went in Winter but still very beautiful. Just make sure you rug up though. Can get very chilly.
  • A nice historic spot (the oldest bridge in Australia) on the Coal river that's fun to explore with kids. It can get very busy with tourists who like to feed the ducks and geese, with the occasional swan as well.
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