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A convict-built bridge!

This bridge was built by convicts, who were treated horribly. They were in leg irons, had dysentery... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Collaroy Beach, Australia
The blood still runs out?

This bridge has a wonderful history of a guard being killed and buried in the bridge by his... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Sandra S
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

This bridge was built by convicts, who were treated horribly. They were in leg irons, had dysentery etc, and cat o' nine tails was used upon them. If 1 man did something wrong, all of them were punished. One day one of the convicts snapped...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

This bridge has a wonderful history of a guard being killed and buried in the bridge by his prisioners. The stains (mainly rust or iron deposits) still run down. There is a little plaque on the right hand side you can read for the story...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 6 July 2018

There seemed to be a few versions of what actually happened here and why it was called Bloody Bridge, but we enjoyed the thought that there was the body over a brutal overseer buried in the stonework by the convicts. Worth getting out and having...More

Thank PAM F
Reviewed 25 April 2018

The little bridge is old and the history is a sad reflection on the brutality of the convict era. Well worth visiting and reading about the history of the bridge.

Thank Ray G
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The history of this bridge certainly gives you something to think about! It is in a beautiful, quiet spot & the views from the bridge are amazing.

Thank lancaster54
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Convict history again the brutality noted. It is a tribute to the poor prisoners, the harshness of this enviroment again not escaped me.

Thank 397debra
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We travelled over this bridge numerous times both during the day and at night. It is an eerie place at night. We also observed a baby turn nestled in the roots of a huge Norfolk Pine.

Thank shelley w
Reviewed 19 February 2018

A lovely old bridge with a dubious history in an idyllic setting. Take the time to stop here as you tour the island to appreciate this ancient bridge and its history.

Thank Gardengirl212
Reviewed 6 January 2018

It's a bridge you drive over thats about it .there is some history to this bridge and if you do a half day tour you will learn the story of how it got its name

Thank TonyBBrisbane
Reviewed 1 January 2018

If you do the free half day orientation tour with Pinetrees, they'll pass the bridge and give you a brief history. Not really worth visiting otherwise.

Thank Tripmode33
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