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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  • On our way from Hobart to Coles Bay, we made a little stop here to stretch our legs and view this famous historic bridge. The bridge was located at the edge of the small quaint town of Richmond. The b...  more »
  • Beautiful place to relax and walk.The lights on the water are special at night.Wander along the main street of Richmond and enjoy good food and coffee.Antiques and a step back in time generally.Can re...  more »
  • The bridge has been well maintained & is located amongst beautiful scenery in this historic town. A great photo opportunity!  more »
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