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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  • Yes this beautiful old bridge in Richmond was worth a stop! The oldest bridge in Australia 🇦🇺 We loved the structure and detail. So nice watching the ducks & black swans- they look very much at...  more »
  • Quaint Town. The bridge is walking distance to the gaol, lots of little shops,eateries. There is a little walking trail near the river lots of ducks. Worth a stop and see  more »
  • Love love love Richmond (TAS). I first time came here was about 5 years ago and I couldn't use a word to describe how much I loved and have loved the small town. Houses are well looked after, streets are clean, and the views are beautiful and peaceful. It's a must place to visit.
  • If you are interested in history and historic architecture then this is a pretty marvel. The bridge sits in the middle of town among other, well preserved historic buildings. It can be crossed and easily accessed. The river below has a great little observation platform for great views and photos.

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