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The story goes that the name came from the seeping of the blood of a boss that was killed, but the... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2019
Rosemary S
Part of world heritage area. Worth a look see and take in the history.

So called because during penal day, members of a chained work gang killed two guards who they hated... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2019
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 19 January 2019

The story goes that the name came from the seeping of the blood of a boss that was killed, but the place is right at the start of the Kingston area

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Rosemary S
Reviewed 13 January 2019

This place is a bit of a mistery as it is not sure what really happened apart from that one man got murdered and a few got hanged for doing him in. Any how have a look and read the various stories and make you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 9 January 2019

So called because during penal day, members of a chained work gang killed two guards who they hated because of their cruelty. The guards where slain with shovels and bashed to death. The alleged perpetrators where eventually hung for their crimes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 333Jonno
Reviewed 30 December 2018

We drove over Bloody Bridge many times travelling to and from our hotel and finally decided at some point to get out of the car and have a look. It's a bridge, it's kind of red. I'm sure there is significant history here but we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Aaron C
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Around the corner from the cemetery is bloody bridge. Legend has it a gaoler was killed and walled up in the bridge by convicts. Whether thats true or not is debated by those on the island. It is a peaceful spot and shows the construction...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eejay2015
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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Ozzie007
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 907rayg
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank lancaster54
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