At Sappers Bridge the sign reads:
"Re-built October 1982 for the National Parks Authority by 22nd Construction Squadron RAE following flood damage January 1982"
Set with gigantic logs, this bridge appears out of nowhere at the intersection of two dirt tracks in the middle of the Walpole Wilderness Area.
Walpole - Nornalup National Park is filled with Karri and Tingle Forests. Looking at the size of the bridge, it puts into perspective how big and powerful these trees actually are, to so casually carry the burden of our rumbling vehicle. The 'Sappers' were ingenious to build this structure with only the materials they had to hand. Impressive!
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