As you cross over the lagoon in your motor vehicle to go to Milnerton's beach, on your right hand side you will see the old wooden bridge. The bridge was declared a national monument in 1987.
The bridge was built in 1899 (during the Anglo-Boer war) by the Royal Engineers to give military access across the lagoon to the "island", and via this up the coast. It was made of jarra (Australian Mahogany). Access to the bridge is closed.