|The old bridge|
As a history enthusiast, I was delighted to find this artifact of our past age of railways still intact. Although I am not sure how many more years it will remain before time brings it down. To finish the day off, our party climbed down along the creek to just down-stream from the old bridge to view another forgotten landmark, the little water fall that was once known as Jackson's Falls, named after the Jackson family who had help pioneer this property. This was once the swimming hole and picnic spot for the local residents of Mindun but it too has been long forgotten. In a twist to this story, I found myself sitting opposite the elderly Mr George Jackson at a recent historical society dinner. He knew about the bridge and had spent much time at the falls when a young lad and he was pleased to learn that the old Minbun railway bridge was still safe. I wonder how many more artifacts of this railway was still out there to be found.
|Old Minbun village site The bridge in the old days|