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.