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Bridges in New Zealand

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A complete list of bridges in New Zealand with pictures. Famous New Zealand bridges, the biggest and the highest. From the earliest arch and beam bridges to the newest suspension and truss bridges, this list has them all. We build bridges to span obstacles, be it a valley, waterway, or another road. A bridge's function designates its design. A bridge can can be temporary, or it can last for millennia. Many Roman bridges are still standing (and even in use) today. No surprise then that bridges often become iconic landmarks for their region.


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    Auckland Harbour Bridge
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    The Auckland Harbour Bridge is an eight-lane box truss motorway bridge over the Waitemata Harbour, joining St Marys Bay in Auckland with Northcote in the former North Shore City, New Zealand. It is part of State Highway 1 and the Auckland Northern Motorway. The bridge is operated by the New Zealand ...more

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    Bertrand Road suspension bridge

    The Bertrand Road suspension bridge crosses the Waitara River, linking Huirangi, near Lepperton and Tikorangi in north Taranaki, New Zealand. The original bridge was built in 1897, and rebuilt in 1927. The original idea for the bridge was proposed by a Waitara councillor, Levi Sarten, as crossing the ...more

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    Bridge to Nowhere

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    Bridge to Nowhere
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    The Bridge to Nowhere is a concrete road bridge spanning the Mangapurua Stream in Whanganui National Park, North Island, New Zealand. It has no roads leading to it, but it is a popular tourist attraction, accessible by mountain bike or tramping on a variety of different tracks, or by boat or kayak, ...more

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    Grafton Bridge
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    Grafton Bridge is a road bridge spanning Grafton Gully in Auckland, New Zealand. Built of reinforced concrete in 1910, it connects the Auckland CBD and Karangahape Road with Grafton. It spans about 97.6 metres, rises 25.6 metres above the abutments to a height of around 43 metres over the gully. The ...more

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    Kopu Bridge

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    Kopu Bridge
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    The Kopu Bridge is a single-lane swing bridge that spans the Waihou River, near its emergence into the Firth of Thames in the Thames-Coromandel District of New Zealand's North Island. The bridge was completed in 1928 and was part of State Highway 25. The swinging span in the middle of the bridge is 43 ...more

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    Mangere Bridge
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    Mangere Bridge, officially also called the Manukau Harbour Crossing, is a motorway bridge over the Manukau Harbour in south-western Auckland, New Zealand, crossing between the suburb also known as Mangere Bridge and the suburb of Onehunga. Completed in 1983, the current bridge carries a four-lane ...more

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    Newmarket Viaduct

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    Newmarket Viaduct
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    The Newmarket Viaduct, sometimes considered 'one of the most distinctive engineering features' of New Zealand, is a seven-lane State highway viaduct in Auckland, the country's largest city. Carrying the Southern Motorway over the Newmarket suburb area southeast of the CBD of the city, the 700 m long ...more

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    Otira Viaduct

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    Percy Burn Viaduct

    Percy Burn Viaduct is located in the far south of the South Island of New Zealand. It is reputedly the largest surviving wooden viaduct in the world. A former logging tramway, it is now a closed footbridge and the most popular feature of the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track. During the early years of the ...more

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    Rakaia Bridges

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    Tauranga Harbour Bridge

    The Tauranga Harbour Bridge refers to two bridges that carry Te Awanui Drive over the Tauranga Harbour. Te Awanui Drive is part of an expressway that connects Tauranga to Mount Maunganui. On the Tauranga side, Te Awanui Drive connects to Takitimu Drive, which crosses the Chapel Street Viaduct before ...more

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    Te Rata Bridge

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    Te Rata Bridge
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    The Te Rata Bridge was a suspension bridge across the Retaruke River in the King Country, New Zealand. On 22 March 1994 two transoms snapped causing the bridge to collapse while beekeeper Kenneth Richards was crossing in a laden light truck. Richards was killed when the truck fell 30 metres into the ...more

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    Upper Harbour Bridge

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    Upper Harbour Bridge
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    The Upper Harbour Bridge is a motorway bridge which is technically two bridges as of 2006 spanning over a reach of the Waitemata Harbour and connects Hobsonville and Greenhithe, New Zealand. It is also an important connection for State Highway 18, which will become even more important once the Western ...more

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    Victoria Park Viaduct

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    Victoria Park Viaduct
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    The Victoria Park Viaduct is a major motorway viaduct carrying the Auckland Northern Motorway over the Victoria Park area in Auckland City, New Zealand. Construction began in 1959, and the bridge was opened on 5 April 1962. Due to the high traffic volumes passing through on their way to and from North ...more

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