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The first temporary bridge over the Avon was built by convicts around 1853. The bridge has been rebuilt from time to time and was finally reconstructed in 1988.

According to the National Trust The original swing bridge, built in 1889, at this location was completely rebuilt to a modified design in 1988 due to safety concerns.

While the new bridge remains an interesting element in the York precinct landscape it is not an accurate reconstruction and does not meet the Criteria for the Register of the National Estate in its own right.

The Swing Bridge is included in the Register as part of the `York Historic Town` listing


Lowe St York WA 6302 Australia



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Dan L
The current bridge replaced an earlier structure dating from 1906 and demolished in 1987. The plaque states that the current bridge reflects some design features of the original while incorporating modern safety requirements. Good views of the river and waterfowl from the bridge.
Now, if only it had a passing area to facilitate pedestrians and persons on gophers.

Kathleen D
The area along the Avon River is well hidden when you pass through Northam. I had no idea what existed close to the river. The suspension bridge is the longest one in Australia. Walked to the other side to see the large white swans.