The Red Bridge

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Sitting astride Quart Pot Creek in Stanthorpe is the historic and truly impressive Red Bridge, accessed by a short walk. The bridge, which is no longer red as its name suggests, was built in the mid-1880s without modern equipment, using manpower, horse-drawn drays and explosives.

It’s an enjoyable and easy walk to reach the bridge, and when their visitors enjoy the photo opportunity and the opportunity to cross the creek on the low-level boardwalk or hop across the rocks to explore the creekside below the bridge.

Quart Pot Creek meanders all the way through Stanthorpe, with five kilometres of walking pathways following the creek, dotted with lovely spots to picnic and playgrounds along the way.

To reach The Ridge Bridge, park at the Stanthorpe Visitor Information Centre and walk from there, which involves crossing the creek near Maryland Street bridge on the low-level pedestrian bridge below the vehicle bridge. Then turn right to walk eastward towards Red Bridge which is less than one kilometre.

Alternatively, park closer to Red Bridge at the small parking lot where Rose Street meets Anzac Street at Heritage Park. Follow the creekside pathway in the direction away from the town centre, leading straight to the Red Bridge.


location-outline Heritage Park Stanthorpe, QLD, 4380, Australia

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