Richmond Bridge

Bridge St, Richmond

What’s so special about this bridge? The Richmond Bridge was erected in 1825 using convict labour, making it the oldest stone arch bridge in Australia.

It spans 41 metres and was the longest bridge in the country at the time of construction.

The government built the bridge to help transport convicts from Hobart Town to the East Coast and Port Arthur.

Originally made with wheat carts in mind, it now supports cars and buses easily, although there is a 30kph speed limit.