McKillops Bridge

McKillops Bridge

Located in the Snowy River National Park, in Victoria, Australia, the the iconic McKillops Bridge is one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. It’s a significant engineering feat at the time.

The road spans the Snowy River and was built by the Country Roads Board between 1931-36. It’s the only bridge over the Snowy River for a very long way. The deck is 255 metres long and stands high above the river. Downstream are the remains of the original McKillop Bridge washed away in 1934, a day before it was due to be opened.

The road over the bridge is called McKillops Road (officially C611). It's said to be the most hazardous & dangerous road to drive on in the country. The bridge consists of welded-steel trusses seated on tall one-piece reinforced-concrete piers, supporting an elaborate timber stockbridge superstructure. It’s the perfect spot to take a break, whether to simply enjoy the picturesque views from the bridge along the Snowy River gorge or something a little more active.