Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge
1393 Gibbston Highway, Arrow Junction-Waitiri, State Highway 6, GIBBSTON
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Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge. Image courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org. Photographed by Mat Cross 30/03/2007. Copyright Mat Cross Wikimedia Commons
Historic Place Category 1
Kawarau Bridge Historic Reserve, Secs 63-64 Blk I Kawarau SD (CT OT15C/465), Otago Land District
Extent of Registration
Extent includes part of the land described as Kawarau Bridge Historic Reserve, Secs 63-64 Blk I Kawarau SD (CT OT15C/465), Otago Land District and the structure known as Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge thereon.
This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. The following text is the original citation considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.
Harry Paisley Higginson's inspired design is outstanding in this rugged setting. The schist masonry towers have a superb affinity with the surroundings and the wooden stiffening truss gives a strong visual link across the 300' (91.44m) gap. It was a thoroughly well-designed structure still showing its sound construction.
- Harry Pasley Higginson - Engineer
- Original Construction: 1880 (circa)
Title held in fee simple. Land originally gazetted: NZG 1979 p.1605
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