Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Ross Bridge, Tasmania,

In 1836 the Ross Bridge was completed.  The bridge is made of Sandstone and is the 3rd oldest bridge still in use within Australia.

Years ago the water would rise well over the approach to the bridge on the southern side (Hobart side), and ramps were put in place so cars could continue up the ramp onto the bridge to drive forward.  With my parents I experienced this several times.  These days it never floods, plus the town is now bypassed.








24 comments:

Craig said...

It's a beautiful bridge, quite British looking actually. I'm liking the autumn colours very much.

Gwen said...

what a lovely bridge, lovely photos, and some very well framed with tree branches. Thanks!

Linda Kay said...

Awesome old bridge!

Rosemary said...

It is a lovely bridge and spot - the autumn colours are lovely

Andrew said...

Not only a a good piece of engineering, it is very attractive too.

Mildred said...

Beautiful photos.

Gosia k said...

great bridge your autumn is also nice similar to Polish one

Huggybear said...

Very sturdy looking bridge - made in those days with convict labour.
Incredible to think that these convicts were able to construct such a
river crossing. The engineers must have been amazing overseers / teachers.
Your historical blogs on Tasmania are quite outstanding, well done and researched.
Cheers
Colin

The Yum List said...

Beautiful colours in these photos.

Adam said...

cool bridge

Merlesworld said...

What a great bridge, I really like bridges, and check them out where ever I travel this one is up there with the best.
Merle........

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Oh I like this, I do like bridges don't know why like them I just do

whiteangel said...

Thanks Jo-Anne. I too like bridges.

whiteangel said...

It's a good sturdy bridge for what it's been through over the years.

whiteangel said...

Thanks Adam.

whiteangel said...

Thanks, I thought so too :)

whiteangel said...

Thanks Colin :)

whiteangel said...

That's interesting the autumn is similar to your yours.

whiteangel said...

Thanks Mildred.

whiteangel said...

Yes, it's both, not many bridges about like that one in Australia.

whiteangel said...

Great little place on the Convict Trail, they do get lots of visitors going through the village.

whiteangel said...

It is Linda, I always like to take photos of it but never seem to call into the village to do so, but then you can have too many photos of the one thing.

whiteangel said...

Thank you...always nice to frame if you can.

whiteangel said...

The bridge would have been built by the convicts from England and Ireland and probably a few Scottish ones thrown in too :)