Flood water rose up to the top and over the bank on the eastern side. The bridge had been smashed and a young archer shot an arrow about 40 metres to carry a rope across the river to set up a rope and pulley with an indispensible milk crate used to carry supplies back and forth.
The bridge served a small community. Alternative access over private property has been made but is not as handy.
Timber from the bridge had
lasted a long time and shows signs of old age and a lot of repairs.