Thursday, February 16, 2012

An extraordinary bridge

 During my recent visit to Tasmania, we stopped briefly to view the Richmond Bridge. It is a heritage listed arch bridge located on the B31 ("Convict Trail") in Richmond, 25 kilometres (15.5 mi) north of Hobart in Tasmania. It is the oldest bridge still in use in Australia and was built in 1823 using convict labour. (An interesting contrast to a recent rail bridge construction in Port Adelaide, South Australia, that failed to operate, delaying the arrival by 1.5 hrs of a replica of Captain James Cook's ship "Endeavour" - ahh the frustrations of today's technology/engineering!!)

5 comments:

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

This reminds me of an English country scene. Thankyou so much for calling by News From Italy and leaving a comment. I will be calling by here again as I am your latest follower.

Everything Changes said...

Beautiful!

Sivinden said...

That's a beautiful bridge, I also like the view behind it - and the ducks of course:)

Dianne said...

It sits beautifully in the landscape ... I especially love the shot looking through the bridge ... very picturesque!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Could be in the Yorkshire dales! A fine old bridge beautifully photographed.

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