Auckland Harbour Bridge



My first New Zealand card came from Susan. 🙂

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 1,020 m (3,348 ft) long, with a main span of 243.8 m, rising 43.27 m above high water. While often considered an Auckland icon there has been criticism, ranging from the nickname of ‘coathanger’ due to its shape to complaints that it mimics the Sydney Harbour Bridge in copyist fashion. Many see the construction of the bridge without walking, cycling and rail facilities as a big oversight.


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