At 102 meters long and 21 meters high, the Noojee Trestle Bridge is the tallest surviving wooden trestle rail bridge in Victoria. The No.7 bridge at Noojee is the last remaining of an 11-kilometer stretch of a railway line that once boasted seven timber trestle bridges of various sizes.
The bridge is a legacy of the old railway that ran from Noojee to Warragul. It was originally constructed in 1919, all seven bridges were damaged or destroyed by bushfires in 1926 and 1939. In 1939 it was completely burnt down and rebuilt in the same year.
Amidst a scenic eucalyptus and fern forest, the Noojee Trestle Bridge makes the perfect break to stretch your legs and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The bridge also marks the starting or finishing point for walks and cycling. From the town of Noojee Trestle Bridge Rail Trail is a short scenic cycling trail that climbs gently for three kilometers along a smooth dirt or gravel track making a six-kilometer return journey
At the nearby town of Noojee, you can also visit a reconstruction of the old railway station that was destroyed in the same 1939 bushfires as well as a J Class (J-550) steam locomotive and other items that are on display.
Know Before You Go
Look for the signpost on the Baw Baw Tourist Road.