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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  • We loved this old bridge built by convicts. We were told a great place to get a picture was from near the gingerbread house so we had fun walking around trying to find that. 
    We loved this old bridge built by convicts. We were told a great place to get a picture was from near the gingerbread house so we had fun walking around trying to find that.  more »
  • Located on the B31 or Convict Trail ,25 km north of Hobart in the historic town of Richmond this stone span bridge which dates back to 1825 (completion) is the oldest of its type in Australia and an....  more
    Located on the B31 or Convict Trail ,25 km north of Hobart in the historic town of Richmond this stone span bridge which dates back to 1825 (completion) is the oldest of its type in Australia and an....  more »
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  • 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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