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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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  • Not much to see but as it is next to the centre of town and not out of the way is really good to see. Very beautiful old bridge and well worth a photo  more »
  • Everyone who goes to Tasmania needs to go and look at the old Richmond bridge , built by the convicts in the 1830's , not many structures left like this in the world now  more »
  • Built in 1820, his bridge is a must see if in Richmond or nearby Hobart. Wander up the street to see the old church and cemetery as well. If you have kids, buy some duck feed from the toy shop near th...  more »
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  • Historic and beautiful place. Paths down to river and decked platform where the kids enjoyed feeding the ducks and eels. Duck feed is available from shop near the playground. Worth the walk to give a different perspective on the bridge.
  • Fantastic little village! We had fun exploring the quaint shops and admiring the historic bridge with a picnic lunch on the bank of the river. Hopefully we can go back again one-day to visit the model village.
  • Historical site must see.. nice grassed area for a sit or a picnic.
  • An historic site worth visiting when visiting Richmond. It's easy to take a good photo of the bridge from the car park. Make sure you read the plaque that describes the building of the bridge.
  • Oldest bridge in Australia? Tranquil surroundings. Beautiful piece of early architecture.