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“Search the web for an old picture and avoid the disappointment of seeing a pile of rotting timber.”
Review of One Tree Bridge

One Tree Bridge
Reviewed 25 June 2017

It's been a couple of years since I first visited this historic site, a once proud achievement of the local timber industry and workers whereby they felled one tree and created a river crossing using the trunk as the main bridging structure on which a deck was built. This was eventually replaced and relocated to a nearby clearing, fenced off and left to rot away in contemptof the history it represents.
The site is overgrown, poorly maintained (if at all) and the decking has collapsed. I took visiting friends to see this recently and was appalled at the decline in the past 2 years, and embarrassed at offering it up as a tourist attraction to those friends. In the interim, a suspension walking bridge has been installed beside the traffic bridge and as part of the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail and this is a wonderful addition for all, not just ardent walkers. What a pity that some extra effort isn't being given to the One Tree Bridge itself, but I fear it's too late.

Thank Smegggg
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Perhaps nice for a picnic but don't expect any-thing special.The old bridge is no longer there and the replacement is not interesting at all1

Thank mrcperth
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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We camped up the road at Green Island camp site. Then walked along the track the few km to the one tree bridge. The walk was lovely and there were some great natural bridges made of fallen trees across the river. These I would recommend walking up to, just follow the track up river. The one tree bridge was only a section in the old bridge with little information and right next to the busy road.

Thank philippe p
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

It is interesting as it is a very old bridge (presumably), but it has no information about it. You have to go under the road bridge to find it. It was presumably just one tree once upon a time, but at some point had a wooden frame added. And since it isn't across the river anymore, it isn't acting as a bridge anymore either.
Stop if passing perhaps, but not sure it is worth a special trip.

Thank J L
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

I wouldn't suggest going out of your way to come here simply to see One Tree Bridge, but if you're driving between Manjimup and Nannup and are taking Graphite Rd, it can be worth stopping in here.

There is a small parking area, and a toilet block, with running water. The original "One Tree Bridge" is no longer in use, and is located some distance away from the new bridge. It's fenced off, and has an information sign, and quite honestly you're not likely to spend much more than 5 minutes looking at it. But it is an interesting part of the history of the place.

Fortunately there are other things to see here. The new bridge is quite nice, and it is a picturesque spot to enjoy the river.

The Bibbulmun track also comes through this spot, so if you enjoy hiking, that may be an additional reason you'd want to come here. For mountain bikers, there's the Munda Biddi trail that passes through here. The stretch between One Tree Bridge and Donnelly Village is widely regarded as one of the best and most fun stretches of the Munda Biddi trail, so that is reason alone to come here, if you enjoy mountain biking. I parked here at One Tree Bridge and then spent the day biking to Donnelly Village and back, and mountain biking doesn't get much better, with some very fun singletrack, and stunning scenery and trees.

So while the One Tree Bridge alone doesn't offer much on its own, if combined with other activities it can be worth stopping here. The Glenoran Pool and Four Aces are only a kilometre away too, so you can certainly visit all three to get more mileage out of your visit, and I'd recommend doing that if you're driving through and have the time. My rating is based on a combination of all the above - it is a beautiful area, and if time permits you to do some of these other things in addition to the One Tree Bridge, it can make for an enjoyable outing.

Thank AlbanyRick
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