|Coordinates||42°01′51″S 147°29′23″E / 42.030727°S 147.489653°E|
|Locale||Ross, Tasmania, Australia|
|Design||Deck arch bridge|
|No. of spans||3|
|Designer||John Lee Archer|
Ross Bridge is an historic bridge in the town of Ross in central Tasmania, Australia, completed in July 1836. It crosses the Macquarie River.
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. Ross Bridge is listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register (THR # 5289) and receives protection under the Tasmanian Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995. Ross Bridge is also a nominated place on the National Heritage List.
The bridge is listed as a National Engineering Landmark by Engineers Australia as part of its Engineering Heritage Recognition Program.
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- Ross Bridge Register of National Estate Listing
- Ross Bridge National Heritage List (Nominated place listing)
- Road bridges in Tasmania
- Bridges completed in 1836
- Convictism in Tasmania
- Deck arch bridges
- Sandstone bridges in Australia
- Tasmanian places listed on the defunct Register of the National Estate
- Tasmanian Heritage Register
- 1836 establishments in Australia
- Stone arch bridges in Australia
- Recipients of Engineers Australia engineering heritage markers