Richmond Bridge, Richmond

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Bridge · Tourist Spot
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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  • Historical bridge built by convicts. Major place of interest in Richmond . Great photo opportunity. An easy walk from the main street  more »
  • A must see if you are in Richmond, Tasmania. This heritage listed arch bridge is the oldest stone span bridge in Australia and is still in use. Nice parkland around it, which means there is no...  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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