The Nymbodia River rises on the lush Dorrigo Plateau and of all the tributaries of the Clarence River it is the most volatile and capable of extreme river rises. In 1947 a flood brought an incredible amount of debris down the river which built up behind the bridge; like a dam it suddenly burst taking the whole structure with it.
This image from the State Library of Victoria shows the decking torn apart and cast downstream.
Astute followers of my journey along the Old Glen Innes Rd will also notice that the Buccarumbi Bridge was a gigantic version of the still used Bawdens Bridge that crosses the Orara River which featured in my first post on the Old Glen Innes Rd.
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