Ross Bridge, Tasmania

michellerena

Highclere, Australia

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  • Built from Sandstone, finished in 1836
  • Labour used was all convict.
  • Widely considered as the most decorative of this type of bridge in the world
  • Contains over 186 carvings on the faces of the three arches
  • The most influential artist behind the creation of the carvings in convict Daniel Herbert. Herbert continued to live in Ross after he became a free man.
  • The artwork depicts Celtic symbols, faces of local politicians and well known local characters. Even the Christian theologian John Calvin is on the bridge
  • Herbert carved a self portrait and his future wife on the bridge
  • The Bridge is floodlit at night
    List: Register of the National Estate
    Class: Historic
    Legal Status: Registered (21/03/1978)
    Place ID: 13164
    Place File No: 6/03/084/0009
    Challenge winner in Preserving History

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Artwork Comments

  • Susie Peek
  • michellerena
  • Kelly Chiara
  • michellerena
  • Judith Hayes
  • michellerena
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