Tucked away in the middle of the Wright Forest, accessible only by foot, is the striking curved Bridge 8. Left to rot after the line closed in 1953, it eventually succumbed when the Ash Wednesday fires tore through the area in 1983. Following the decision to rebuild the line from Lakeside to Gembrook, the bridge was completely rebuilt with concrete footings and steel beams, and was completed in 1996.
Today the Lakeside-Gembrook section is lightly utilised, although plans are being devised which may shift some of the passenger loading from the heavily-used Belgrave-Menzies Creek section. Meanwhile, the daily Gembrook service and the occasional Footplate Experience Train, such as this one hauled by 861, are all that use the section.