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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  • Well worth a visit as good as you will see in Europe. Amazing photos to take. The Ducks and Geese we come you  more »
  • The Richmond bridge steeped in history and surrounded with gorgeous groomed lawns is alone worth the visit to Richmond. Beautiful scenery and plenty of ducks and birdlife. Well worth a visit to take i...  more »
  • Built in 1824? And still used as part of regular highway. All stone construction ,very pretty in a very pretty town, a major tourist stop shop n the area  more »
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  • A picturesque and serene stop on your journey around Tasmania. Impressive to think this structure was built by unskilled convicts almost 200 years ago! Also check out the nearby church and graveyard which I believe are amongst the oldest in Australia. Richmond itself is a cute little town and worthy of a visit.
  • Worth the time to check out this amazing bridge and town. Just live the architecture. Don't change a thing!
  • Lovely peaceful historic site. There is a nice hill that runs along the water where you can have a nice picnic. You can cross under and around the bridge as well.
  • Great to see and feel the history with this old bridge. Built by convict labour, it is Australia's oldest surviving large stone arch bridge since its completion in 1825.
  • Awesome little historic village. A few nice cafes. Gets really busy. Go early if you want to get unobstructed photos of the famous bridge. Really nice place close to Hobart.

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