Bloody Bridge

Bloody Bridge which includes tranquil scenes and heritage elements
Discover the local legend that gave this convict-built bridge its gory name as you drive or walk across the span overlooking Cemetery Bay.

Bloody Bridge is a historic landmark steeped in mystery and myth on the island’s southeast coast. Built with convict labor during Norfolk Island’s second settlement, the bridge passes over a small stream that empties into the rough waters of Cemetery Bay. When embarking on your driving tour of the south coast, be sure to stop and contemplate the intriguing stories entwined with this old brick bridge.

Drive along the magnificent coast road and appreciate the stark beauty of this rugged stretch of seashore. It’s hard to believe that a place so beautiful could have a history so dark, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Bloody Bridge. Park and step outside to inspect the heritage landmark up close. Locals say the bridge was built under the watchful eye of a merciless convict overseer. Whether it was the hard labor, the heavy irons around their ankles or rebellion against their supervisor, the work gang snapped and murdered their overseer. According to the legend, the man’s body was walled up inside the bricks and mortar. The next day, the replacement overseer realized his predecessor’s fate when blood reportedly began to ooze out from between the bricks.

Look out across the bridge and appreciate the steadfast construction of this historic bridge, built under such terrible conditions. Take photographs of the rust-colored mortar and rounded bluestone bricks. Look down from the bridge to see the stream coursing out from between the archway.

Whether the tale is true or not, Bloody Bridge is a picturesque spot that represents some of Kingston’s gruesome history and the fascinating convict heritage of Norfolk Island. Add the bridge to your itinerary as you go on a self-guided driving tour along the island’s magnificent south coast.

The bridge is a 5-minute drive or a 15-minute walk east from Kingston. Park on the side of the road for free and enjoy the area’s stunning ocean views. Nearby, you’ll find the sandy expanse of Cemetery Bay and the pine-dotted headlands of Point Hunter.

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