Ross Bridge with the Uniting Church in the background
|Locale||Ross, Tasmania, Australia|
|Heritage status||Register of the National Estate (now-defunct)|
|Design||Deck arch bridge|
|No. of spans||3|
|Designer||John Lee Archer|
The sandstone bridge was constructed by convict labour, and is the third oldest bridge still in use in Australia. Commissioned by Lieutenant-Governor George Arthur, the bridge was designed by architect John Lee Archer, with the convict work team including two stonemasons, James Colbeck and Daniel Herbert, the latter being credited with the intricate carvings along both sides of the bridge.
The bridge was registered on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate in 1978.
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- Greener, L.; Laird, N. (1971). Ross Bridge and the Sculpture of Daniel Herbert. Hobart.
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