Richmond, Tasmania

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Richmond Bridge

Richmond, Tasmania is a town about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midlands Highway and Tasman Highway.

Richmond's most famous landmark is the Richmond Bridge, built in 1823, around the time of the town's first settlement. It is Australia's oldest bridge still in use.

The town was initially part of the route between Hobart and Port Arthur until the Sorell Causeway was constructed in 1872.

Present-day Richmond is best known as being preserved as it was as that time. It is a vibrant tourist town, with many of the sandstone structures still standing.

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