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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  • Multiple beautiful and lovingly preserved historic buildings in Richmond, and plenty to see and do on a Sunday afternoon in the town. Excellent range of handicraft goods, coffee, dining and accomodati...  more »
  • This old bridge, dating from 1823, is an attraction of the beautiful city of Richmond. Its site and its level of conservation are remarkable.
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  • The bridge and the surrounding area is stunning along with history of the bridge-The bridge itself is beautifully made by hand-The river & the surrounding area is peaceful and quiet -see the ducks on ...  more »
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  • Impressive convict built bridge. Was built 10 years before any similar structure in Australia. Unknown engineer architect.
  • Nice bridge. Apparently the oldest. Nice old style town as well. Worth a visit.
  • Just like it is described. But better. Buitiful wrather. Very well looked after parks. Beautiful
  • Really beautiful bridge, and it's a lovely spot to feed the ducks. Richmond is also a beautiful spot for visiting antique stores and having a hearty lunch. Would recommend for anyone visiting.
  • Very interesting place to visit. Walk along the river and enjoy the view. Nice town lots of old buildings.

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