The bridge at Beulah is believed to be the oldest privately owned bridge on mainland Australia.

Built sometime between the 1830s and 1850s, the bridge provided the only access to the property until it fell into a state of disrepair sometime after the 1970’s.

The road into the property had also become little more than a bush track making vehicle access to the house impossible without travelling through a neighbouring property.

Following 3 years of meticulous research, archaeological digs and construction, the bridge and road have been rebuilt, allowing access to the property for the first time in more than 30 years.

This video provides some background to the project and follows the reconstruction of the bridge.

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