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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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  • Beautiful and well worth a look! When I visited the canal was not very full and there was almost no water under the bridge. It did not diminish the experience at all. Beautifully designed and well kep...  more »
  • Pictureque little village steeped with history approx 30 mins from Hobart city. Quaint old homes and buildings..the original Gaol and much more..well worth a visit 
  • Driving over the oldest bridge still in use in Australia then pulling in to the riverside park for photos was surreal. The curves in the rows of bricks grabbed my attention. A nice place for a picnic. 
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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.