The swingbridge downstream of West Sabine Hut crossing West Sabine River has been destroyed by flood during November. This bridge links West Sabine Hut with the main Sabine Valley Track. The Travers/Sabine Circuit can now only be completed by crossing the river. This may not be possible after rain or for less experienced trampers during normal flow. .
Currently the West Sabine River can be easily crossed on a 15m log, spanning the main flow of the river situated only 50m upstream from the old bridge. A replacement swing bridge is planned to be installed during April at a site only a few metres upstream from the West Sabine Hut.