Bridge spans decades for Herberton Historical Village
A 70m-long suspension bridge and a chemist's shop which captures a century of history are focal pieces of a rustic and interactive new attraction at Herberton.
The Tableland town's Historical Village will today launch an extension to the tourist park which features the bridge, a bush cookout and a chemist store as it was a century ago.
The bridge, which is the only one of its kind in the area and spans Wild River, took about six months to construct and the Village's owners Craig and Connie Kimberley said they were looking forward to seeing the first people crossing it today.
"The bridge will provide year-round access to the attractions we will have in place, including the new bush cookout, serving fresh camp oven stew, damper and billy tea on school holidays and long weekends," Mr Kimberley said.
"We have no room on this side of the river but on the other side there is so much potential for growth. People are offering us fantastic collections all the time and there is no room to put them."
Mr Kimberley believes the chemist shop will be a hit as it was built exactly as it was 100 years ago.
He said bush walking trails and a working sawmill would also be opened later next year.
"Many people may not realise that before the war there was no packaged pharmaceutical tablets or medicines, everything was made by the chemist."
Today's launch will also include a host of live demonstrations.
For more information visit herbertonhistoricvillage.com.au.
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New attraction: Herberton Historical Village owners Craig and Connie Kimberley on the 70m suspension bridge.