Friday, 7 March 2014

The Red Bridge

Not far from Launceston driving south you come to a small town called, Campbell Town which is known for it's Red Bridge which crosses the Elizabeth River.  The bridge is the oldest surviving arched bridge in Australia as is used as a National Highway. Construction began in 1836 and was finished in 1838.
The bricks (more than one and a half million) were made in the town itself. Convict-built to a European design it has needed very little repair work over the years and now carries well over two million vehicles a year.

Campbell Town also have good eateries so hence many people go to this town for lunch.

My husband and I went to Hobart for a family picnic for the day some 200 kms away, down south.  Hobart is the Capitol of Tasmania, Australia.
We always stop at Campbell Town so I can take a photo of the Red Bridge.






14 comments:

  1. Your pictures are just extraordinary. What a lovely place for a picnic. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you. One can have a picnic there on either side of the bridge. Caravans do park on the grass for a free camp sometimes. We have never had a picnic there as yet.

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  2. Hello!
    The Red Bridge is wonderful and you have captured some beautiful images of it. The reflections of the arches in the water are particularly attractive. No wonder that you always stop off here on your way to Hobart. It must make a great place to tarry a while and take in the view.

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    1. Thank you.
      Good to have you back commenting :)
      There is also another bridge that is some distance down the road with the highway passing it by. Am looking forward to venturing down there soon to take a photo of that bridge.

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  3. Such a sturdy looking old bridge. I love the reflections of it in the water.

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    1. Early morning reflections, I was lucky it was a lovely day. Seems it's sturdy for it's age due to hardly any repairs.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous photos! I love the details...and those reflections! Wow!

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    1. Thanks Linda,
      Calm morning makes for good reflections.

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  5. It is a gorgeous old bridge and so well built to be still in use without much repair. The first shot is very good. What are the things on the right of the bridge which look like timber sculptures??

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    1. Thanks Diane, it sure is a great bridge for a highway.
      Those are timber sculptures. I think I have some photos somewhere of them.

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  6. The bridge is fantastic! What a wonderful place for a picnic!

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