By Craig Doumouras
Published on 07 Sep 2015
Meander State Forest is set to receive two new bridges, enabling better access to some of Tasmania's best waterfalls. The Tasmanian Government announced on Friday 4th September 2015 a $500,000 tender to TasSpan for the construction of the bridges to span the Meander River, and the Mother Cummings Rivulet.
In 2011, two bridges were washed away during heavy flooding, limiting vehicle access to four wheel drives only. For hikers, it resulted in significant increases in hiking times throughout the forest. With the construction of the bridges due to be completed around January, two-wheel-drive access will be restored, enabling the public better access to Meander Falls, Split Rock Falls, Chasm Falls, and Smoko Falls.