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Historic bridges

Make your way from A to B across feats of engineering and some truly breathtaking scenery. Traverse lofty bridges made of timber, heritage-listed railway bridges, bridges that straddle rivers, towns and even states.

Visit Gippsland's Noojee Trestle Bridge, the tallest surviving wooden trestle bridge in Victoria that competes with the surrounding tall forest to inspire awe. Once part of the old Noojee to Warragul railway line, it's now part of a cycling trail. Just pipped in the trestle bridge stakes but no less impressive is the Kilcunda Bridge, also now a rail trail. Take a cycle across the bridge, pausing mid-bridge to watch the thundering waves crashing down to shore.

One of the oldest remaining across the Murray River, Barham Bridge literally bridges the gap between Victoria and New South Wales. Malmsbury Viaduct is as solid a connection to the gold rush as you'll get, its unyielding masonry arches having spanned the Coliban River since 1861.

And one of our most loved bridges isn't really a bridge at all. Lacking for a middle since 1990, London Bridge once transported people from the mainland across the offshore rock stack. These days we can just stand and admire it as another Great Ocean Road highlight, and hope to catch a glimpse of the resident little penguins.

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