By Robert Furlan

Richmond Bridge in Tasmania has just marked its 200th anniversary – and it’s still fulfilling its original purpose, recording over 4,000 vehicle crossings daily.

Comprising four main arches, the bridge is registered on both the Tasmanian and National Heritage lists and is a tourist magnet for Aussies and overseas visitors to Tasmania.

The bridge’s foundations were laid down on 11 December 1823. Convicts then constructed the bridge structure, using sandstone blocks transported from a nearby quarry at Butcher’s Hill to the construction site by wooden carts.

Richmond Bridge is located on the Convict Trail in Richmond, 25 kilometres north of Hobart in Tasmania.
As the oldest stone span bridge in Australia, it’s an ineradicable celebration of our pioneering heritage.