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Richmond Bridge

Bridge Street, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 2004, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
Traveler Description: Richmond Bridge was built in 1825 by convict labour and is the oldest stone bridge in Australia - and it's still in daily use!  It spans the Coal... more »
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This was one of 3 bridges I really enjoyed seeing today. All are located along the Midland Highway and reasonably close . All have a great history. This one is circa 1823 The other 2 are at Red Bridge Campbell Town 1838 and Ross 1836

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A fabulous spot to stop and enjoy. Grab some food and spend time by the river near the Richmond Bridge.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

As far as bridges go it was nice...but it is just a bridge. Enjoyed more all the ducks that live along the river right near the bridge.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Surprised to know that this bridge is still part of the road and being used. I assumed that as it is one of the oldest bridges constructed in Australia that it would no longer be functional.

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Kingman, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stopped by Richmond on the way across Tasmania and was impressed with the views around the old bridge. Make sure you walk by the river and take lots of photos. There are so many beautiful views of the bridge and water front to choose from. Nice to actually touch the history of this bridge.

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Bathurst
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The amazing detailed stonework on the bridge and wondering how it was constructed without modern machinery. The keystones in the arches and the way the bridge has stood the test of time. It is very photogenic.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

You can't visit Richmond and not go visit the bridge too. There's plenty of parking and a lovely grassy area to relax, have a picnic or just pause for a photo opportunity. The kids love playing roly poly down the grassy bank. It's fun to just sit and people watch.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very picturesque setting. Bring your camera. Parking available nearby. The bridge looks in better shape than newer ones.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A very old & beautiful bridge loved it & the stone work was amazing it looked really good for a bridge a bridge as old as this one.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The bridge is just a small part of what Richmond has to offer. Oldest bridge in Australia. Worth a look. The town itself has many quaint little shops to visit, such as The Lolly Shop, boutiques selling wood products, jewellery, souvenirs, homewares, antiques etc. Nice little cafes to eat at, a pub, general store. Can spend a couple of hours... More

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