Ross is a delightful small town on Tasmania’s Midlands Highway which links the major cities of Hobart and Launceston. It is a great place to break up the drive from north to south and has some great convict built landmarks such as the Ross Bridge. The talking point of the Ross Bridge is the intricately carved bricks which make up the arches of the bridge. These bricks were all hand carved by convicts back in Tasmania’s colonial past. The bridge itself was completed in 1836 and is the third oldest bridge in Australia.
There was a lovely mist over the midlands as I came close to Ross on a recent drive so I decided to have a quick detour to the bridge. There was a light frost all over the ground and the autumn leaves were raining down along the main road, so it was a nice break in the drive.
A visit to one of the towns bakeries is highly recommended also – the Ross Village Bakery boasts the “World’s Best Vanilla Slice” and who am I to disagree