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Richmond Bridge

Bridge Street, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 2004, Australia
61 0 3 6260 2132
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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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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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Melbourne Vic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Just sit and look at the bridge and feel the history. It is not just a bridge but Australian history. Who has used the bridge over the years, what stories could the bridge tell. A must visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lovely little town, worth a stop for morning tea or lunch.The bridge is well worth the drive from Hobart for the wonderful photo opportunity

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We just loved our visit to Richmond and it was great to see the historic Richmond Bridge for real rather than in all the postcards and travel books. The bridge is great subject material for historians and photographers alike. There is a lovely parklike feel surrounding it with ducks and geese hovering close to the river. It is a very... More

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

Beautiful rustic town with so much history. It is a well preserved gem and we got some stunning photos against the back drop of the bridge and the church.

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