Nimmons Bridge is part of the Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail and was built back in the 1850s. The bridge is located just outside of Scarsdale, about 30 minutes drive all up from central Ballarat. To get there head out along the Glenelg Highway, passing through Smythesdale and onto Scarsdale. At Scarsdale take a left hand turn into Pitfields Road and follow this for about 4kms until just before Newtown. There is a sign post off to the right which will take you out to Nimmons Bridge via a dirt road.
As you can see from the photos below it’s well worth the drive. There are a couple of picnic tables and detailed information about the both the railtrail and the bridge located on site. There are also several small country towns near by to stop in at for coffee, lunch or treats for little people. A perfect distance away for doing a short afternoon tour of places like Skipton, Linton, Scarsdale and Smythesdale. The country side is gorgeous and the entire area well worth an explore.
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