Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Red Bridge

On this day in 2018 we visited Campbell Town in Tasmania.  This is the location of "The Red Bridge" described as follows on a nearby sign.

"This famous bridge was built entirely with convict labour. They handmade 1,250,000 bricks and then built the bridge on dry land.  When completed they were then told to divert the river beneath it's arches.  This was accomplished by digging the new river course a kilometre on both sides of the arches.  Built for horse and cart, it is the oldest bridge in Australia, still in use on a major highway.  Such was the workmanship of our forefather convicts."

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