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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  • Loved the picturesque setting overpowered by the beauty and amazement of how they actually constructed the bridge, loved it 
    Loved the picturesque setting overpowered by the beauty and amazement of how they actually constructed the bridge, loved it  more »
  • Visited Richmond for the day, taking in the bridge. Beautifully designed bridge built from sandstone still going strong some 200 years later. Lots of bird life present including a family of duck... 
    Visited Richmond for the day, taking in the bridge. Beautifully designed bridge built from sandstone still going strong some 200 years later. Lots of bird life present including a family of duck...  more »
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  • Just a really pretty spot. Lovely grassy hill to sit on, lovely view, and I'd suggest getting your google on whilst you're there to learn more about the bridges history. But overall just a really nice place to sit and relax.
  • 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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