The Amazing Stroll Part 5

The Richmond Bridge, which spans the Coal River in Tasmania’s south, was built by convict labour in 1823 and completed two years later.
Made from sandstone quarried from the region, the 41-metre-long bridge opened up trade between Hobart and Port Arthur and led to a rapid expansion of Richmond until the construction of a more direct alternative route in 1872 saw the town stagnate and remain virtually unchanged for a century.

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