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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  • It is the oldest stone bridge in Australia, with more than 195 years of history, and modern cars on the bridges. There is a lawn beside the bridge for people to sit and rest. There is a pair of duck walking, for foreign visitors, there is no special place.
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  • The Richmond Bridge and its surrounding grassy area is simply nice and peaceful. I always enjoy having a stroll there. I like the look of the bridge, its rough surface and structure. Richmond is a mus...  more »
  • We visited Richmond Bridge one day and returned the next with our picnic basket and blanket for a peaceful afternoon (after visiting some wineries on the way from Hobart!). There is a large grassy hil...  more »
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  • Impressive convict built bridge. Was built 10 years before any similar structure in Australia. Unknown engineer architect.
  • Nice bridge. Apparently the oldest. Nice old style town as well. Worth a visit.
  • Just like it is described. But better. Buitiful wrather. Very well looked after parks. Beautiful
  • Really beautiful bridge, and it's a lovely spot to feed the ducks. Richmond is also a beautiful spot for visiting antique stores and having a hearty lunch. Would recommend for anyone visiting.
  • Very interesting place to visit. Walk along the river and enjoy the view. Nice town lots of old buildings.

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