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Bloody Bridge

Bloody Bridge was built during the Second Settlement by convict labour, in order to ensure a route over the stream even when it was in flood.


The Eastern side of the bridge

The reason for its name is unclear, but it is thought to be based on a story about the death of a convict work-gang overseer.

The bridge from the west.

During the building of the bridge a work gang murdered their overseer and walled him up in the bridge. The next day the replacement overseer saw blood oozing from the mortar...



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