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Richmond Bridge, Richmond

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • It's a very nice looking old bridge, with a parking lot next to it so you can inspect it. Having spent a lot of time in Europe I didn't find this bridge particularly impressive, but I understand the l...  read more »
  • When you think this beautiful bridge was built to take horse and carts and now it still supports modern cars and trucks, amazing bit of engineering. Not only is it strong but it is also beautiful to l...  read more »
  • Richmond is a great place to visit. This is one of the highlights. Oldest convict built bridge in Australia. 
  • 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.
  • Nice stop, you need to walk the bridge to see what an achievement in those tough times.
  • It said that this is the oldest bridge in Australia. Well, it's good to see it now
  • 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.
  • Richmond Bridge, just outside the historic town of Richmond. Built in 1823 by convicts, it is Australia's oldest "still functioning" bridge. Gotta hand it to those convicts! A National Trust icon. When coupled with the many historical treasures in the town of Richmond (including the infamous gaol) it is well worth the 30 minute drive from Hobart.
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