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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  • This is a really fascinating structure to spend time looking at. Sure, it's pretty in a lovely rural setting, but I found that taking a walk to look at it from both sides and under the arches... 
    This is a really fascinating structure to spend time looking at. Sure, it's pretty in a lovely rural setting, but I found that taking a walk to look at it from both sides and under the arches...  more »
  • Much has been written about the heritage listed bridge in Richmond, Tasmania. It is the oldest bridge in Australia with the first stone laid in 1823 built by convict labour, if only the bridge could....  more
    Much has been written about the heritage listed bridge in Richmond, Tasmania. It is the oldest bridge in Australia with the first stone laid in 1823 built by convict labour, if only the bridge could....  more »
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  • Travelling through Tasmania on a holiday and was advised to see Richmond. Glad I did, beautiful small town. Guess I would describe it as an upper middle class town extremely well kept with all its tradition kept. The bridge was built 200 years ago and it beautiful. Ducks lay in front of it 10 metres from where you can just bask in the sun. Seriously impressive place if you are an Aussie. Not sure if people from overseas will see the charm but its old for Australia and as such Australians will really appreciate it.
  • It was pretty awesome seeing Australia's oldest surviving large stone arch bridge built by convicts still operating today. Recommend checking it out if you're in Richmond. Was able to get free parking nearby which was a bonus.

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