Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Australia - Ross Bridge


Stamp Issue : 2004-03-02 

Ross Bridge is an historic bridge in the town of Ross in central Tasmania, Australia. It crosses the Macquarie River. Construction was completed in 1836. It is the 3rd oldest bridge still in use in Australia. Constructed of sandstone with intricate carvings, said to have been done by James Colbeck and Daniel Herbert - two stonemasons among the convict work team, who were subsequently freed when the bridge was completed. The bridge was commissioned by Lieutenant-Governor Arthur and designed by architect John Lee Archer. Above the centre arch is inscribed: "Colonel George Arthur Lieutenant Governor MDCCCXXXVI".

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