Historic Bridge, Ross, Tasmania  by Michael John

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This historic bridge at Ross was built by convicts between 1830-1836. My Great, Great etc Uncle was there at the time and was probably one of the 50 convicts who helped build it.

It crosses the Macquarie River. The bridge was built by convicts Daniel Herbert and James Colbeck, to a design by John Lee Archer.

The sandstone contains many interesting carved designs and symbols around the arches (see detail in other photo).

This is the third oldest bridge in Australia and is part of the Australian Heritage Commission list.

Mamiya ZM film.

116 views at 10/1/11

I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    A lovely old bridge & you’ve captured a very good angle of it. Well done Mike.

  • Thanks for the comment Michael.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Excellent perspective on this Tassie icon!
    Who’s the guy in the blue shirt?

  • Thanks for the comment and the fave. (That is me on the bridge!)

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Thought it had to be one of you … did you have to run fast?

  • Someone else took the photo, so it wasn’t on a timer.

    – Michael John

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey.

    – Michael John

  • Derwent-01
    Derwent-01about 4 years ago

    Nice shot, lovely place and I never get tired of visiting it…

  • Thanks, yes it is a classic old bridge.

    – Michael John

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