Old Wooden Bridge, Kings Canyon by Michael John
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This historic wooden bridge spans a narrow gorge at Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. The bridge dates from the early 1900s.

Imagine having to cross this! Well it was all part of the experience for hikers of yesteryear on the 6km Kings Canyon Rim Walk. Luckily for us modern-day walkers there is a new bridge nearby, but the original bridge has stood the test of time and displays an old remembrance plaque on the right.

Mamiya ZM film camera.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    Yikes .. it’s a long way down & it doesn’t look too stable. Thank god for upgrades. Nice one Mike.

  • lol…yes..it doesn’t look too supportive.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Great image … not only imagining having to cross the old bridge, but where the …. does one walk on the right side of the shot, if you’re not a mountain climber???

  • Thanks for the fav. lol – I thought the same thing. I suppose that only ‘serious’ walkers tackled this walk back then. I guess they had to scramble up the cliff face on the other side!

    – Michael John

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    ummmm….. I think I will use the new bridge thanks!!! Great photography Michael!! :))

  • My thoughts exactly! Thanks.

    – Michael John

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 4 years ago

    Great shot, it’s the new bridge for me too!!

  • haha yes, definitely!

    – Michael John

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago
  • Thanks Julie!

    – Michael John

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 4 years ago

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  • Thanks Joyce.

    – Michael John

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Polly.

    – Michael John

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    You’d never catch me there! Nice view though, well captured

  • lol exactly! Thanks for the comment.

    – Michael John

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueover 4 years ago

    OMG!! no thanks I’ll stay on this side. Lovely shot Mike :)

  • lol…definitely!

    – Michael John

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 4 years ago

    Great shot Michael and thanks for the fond memories of this wonderful place.

  • Thank you Ralph.

    – Michael John

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