Going across the bridge is interesting when you hear the story. The fact that it overlooks the cemetery is a bit chilling and there is also a view of the water from there. The story is that it was built by convicts under the supervision of Major Anderson - a Scotsman, called "Potato Joe" - called that because he replaced bread for potatoes in the convicts meals. The overseer would belittle the prisoners and if one made a mistake all would suffer. One convict snapped one day when he saw a prisoner flogged whilst they were working on the bridge and drove his pick through the overseers brain. The overseer was walled up in the bridge with mortar. When the new overseer came and asked where the other guy was, the convicts said that he must have drowned when they all went swimming. Unfortunately some blood had oozed out of the mortar and the game was up. I would recommend that you get out and go and see the bridge.
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