Trucks Take Their Toll
Lennox & Mitchell could never have anticipated the forces exerted on the bridge by heavy trucks, taking a short-cut down the mountain, slewing around the curve of the bridge. Eventually, structural damage necessitated closure of the bridge in the 1950's.
After being dismantled & rebuilt, historic Lennox Bridge was re-opened to light traffic in 1982. The road below the bridge is now one-way traffic down to the old highway at Emu Plains. Access Mitchell's Pass by leaving the highway at McDonalds, Blaxland, & proceeding straight ahead.
Bushwalking, Hiking, Cycling
Walking tracks link Lennox Bridge to Elizabeth & Marges' Lookouts, and Knapsack Viaduct.
Cyclists can ride from Blaxland railway station, down Mitchell's Pass, & detour to Knapsack Viaduct before proceeding to Emu Plains railway station.