Richmond Bridge, Richmond

4.6
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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  • This beautiful little village just outside of Hobart is a treasure. The Bridge itself is both historical and beautiful, in a superb setting. The village is also worth spending some time in and around ...  more »
  • The restored bridge is narrow but full of the original detail worth checking out. You get your best views and pictures from the hill just above the bridge.  more »
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  • A notable and attractive bridge on the outskirts of Richmond. Adequate free parking nearby with some pleasant riverside walks and lots of wildlife. Beautiful setting for a wedding, which is what brought us there in the first place. Richmond town is worth a visit too.
  • Beautiful bridge. Wonderful photo opportunities. I had friends get married on the wooden deck just near by. Was a beautiful location, but if you plan to get married there please actually book the site. If you do not book, DO NOT expect the site to be free, people to move for you or another wedding to get out of the way for you
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