Taylor and rachel scale the auckland harbour bridge as part of their documentary on its history. The onehunga harbour road bridge is a walking and cycling bridge over. Today its rich photographic store of the bridges moods, its construction, and its striking presence is celebrated in a new book, auckland harbour bridge. Today its rich photographic store of the bridge s moods, its construction, and its striking presence is celebrated in a new book, auckland harbour bridge. Auckland harbour bridge roadside stories eventfinda. It is thought that he had died after being either swept off his fishing perch by incoming rough water, or fell, hitting his head and drowning, whilst fishing in a spot underneath the north shore side. This unforgettable easy going adventure takes walkers under, around, up and over the historic auckland harbour bridge. Harbour bridge is part of scholastics my new zealand story series.
The passion and parochialism of provincial rugby has helped give the game a special place in new zealands social and sporting history. Dec 05, 2019 the auckland harbour bridge opened in 1959. Since 1815, there were ideas to build the bridge in the sydney harbor. The auckland harbour bridge s pickaback span film clip in te ara the encyclopedia of new zealand shows the bridge s spans being moved into place. Auckland harbour has many tourist attractions and travel activities, with something to suit all ages, tastes and budgets. The bond between new zealand and the ocean is presented, preserved, and celebrated in this exceptional. The section in the middle with the steep arches and flags on top is the original fourlane truss bridge, plus the two clipons. Auckland harbour bridge auckland central tripadvisor. As you can see the volumes on the harbour bridge fall short of that and peak at around 1,700 per lane. More than just a story of the making of the bridge, it is a social history of the years 19581959 that will make aucklanders in particular look back and weep with desire for the old days. Posts about auckland harbour bridge written by bobsbooksnz. Bridging the harbour was considered by various authorities and tentative designs were prepared, but existing ferry facilities were favoured. The harbour bridge is marking its 60th birthday with a signal of one of the biggest changes in its. Aside from its impressive steel construction, the views from it are perhaps its greatest attraction, with hundreds of sailboats on the twinkling waters below, views of the central auckland skyline, and rangitoto islands volcanic peak in the distance.
The bridge was officially opened on 30 may 1959 by the governorgeneral lord cobham. Our fully guided walks are suitable for all ages book now. The north shore comprises a large suburban area to the north of downtown auckland. Auckland harbour bridge auckland central 2020 all you.
The royal new zealand yacht squadron is new zealands leading yacht club, with an illustrious history dating back to its formation in 1871. The need for better transport links between auckland city and the north shore had long been the subject of inquiry and agitation. The bridge provides eight lanes of vehicle traffic and has a moveable median barrier for lane flexibility, but does not provide access for rail, pedestrians or cyclists. According to tripadvisor travellers, these are the best ways to experience auckland harbour bridge.
Auckland harbour bridge oral history project interview with tony railton, 100298. Walsh memorial library, the museum of transport and technology motat. The one and a half hour tour will captivate you, with the history and secrets of this amazing structure being revealed by your tour guide. The 3,348footlong 1,020 meter auckland harbour bridge was built in 1959 to connect the central and northern parts of auckland. The auckland harbour bridge is an eightlane motorway bridge over the waitemata harbour in auckland, new zealand. Auckland harbour bridge waka kotahi nz transport agency. My new zealand story is a series of books of fiction about life in the.
The nz transport agency has released plans for its preferred option for a shared path over the auckland harbour bridge. They also chat to richard wilks the general manager of the auckland harbour bridge authority at. Harbour course maps royal new zealand yacht squadron. Jan 12, 2006 peter lalor has accumulated a lot of information on the design and building of one of the most famous bridges of our planet, a top australian icon, the sydney harbour bridge.
There was talk of a bridge across the waitemata as early as 1860 and again between the wars, but the planners and politicians gave the green light only in 1946 when they made it central to the new motorway system they fondly believed would solve aucklands. Onehunga harbour road bridge, auckland, new zealand. The citys distinctive coat hanger bridge was expanded in the late 1960s, with two extra lanes clipped onto each side. Some advocated a tunnel, while others lamented the lack of a railway or suggested improved ferry services with new ferries and terminals.
It joins st marys bay on the auckland city side with northcote on the north shore side. The auckland harbour bridge is an eightlane motorway bridge over the waitemata harbour in. Read more inspire your inbox sign up for daily fun facts about this day in history, updates, and special offers. Begin with a two hour drive aboard a comfortable, airconditioned motorcoach through aucklands lovely downtown areas. Only the contribution of engineer georges imbault has been a bit underestimated.
Auckland city nzhistory, new zealand history online. There is an old story of the harbour bridge ghost that goes at least into the early 80s, perhaps even much earlier. Auckland harbour bridge climb new zealand activities. Dame whina cooper and joe hawke ngati whatua led a hikoi across the auckland harbour bridge. From adrenalinepumping adventure to a relaxing day out you need never be bored in auckland harbour. The idea of a bridge across aucklands waitemata harbour was first mooted in the 1860s but almost a century passed before the auckland harbour bridge opened in 1959. It is located in the auckland regionthe area governed by auckland councilwhich includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the hauraki gulf, resulting in a total. The bridge is operated by the nz transport agency nzta. Looking forward, the bridge is set to play a critical role in connecting auckland s cycling network, with construction of a walking and cycling path over the bridge to join up with the planned seapath route to the north shore. The 10 best hotels near auckland harbour bridge in. There was talk of a bridge across the waitemata as early as 1860 and again between the wars, but the planners and politicians gave the green light only in 1946 when they made it central to the new motorway system they fondly believed would solve auckland s. His research project explored the history of the auckland harbour bridge. The auckland harbour bridge authoritys decision to go ahead with a low profile bridge was not welcomed by everyone.
The most populous urban area in the country, auckland has an urban population of about 1,467,800 june 2019. There are actually three bridges within the auckland harbour bridge. Breaking down harbour bridge volumes greater auckland. It is said man that was found drowned underneath the auckland harbour bridge. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Hills of the auckland marathon october 23, 2014 by hayden shearman in auckland marathon, coaching advice, marathon, races, running, tempofit. Peter lalor has accumulated a lot of information on the design and building of one of the most famous bridges of our planet, a top australian icon, the sydney harbour bridge. May 01, 2018 the ironbark tree of st johns anglican church, glebe, new south wales, pictured circa 1875.
The 10 best hotels near auckland harbour bridge in auckland. Feb 24, 2015 posts about auckland harbour bridge written by bobsbooksnz. The auckland harbour bridge picked up where the ferries left off. This new edition contains six extra pages of facts, figures and images of the auckland harbour bridge, and a brief history of the area. Lovingly referred to as the bach, our premises sits on the waterfront tucked away under the harbour bridge in westhaven. These books all take an event from new zealands history and retell it in a diary format. Auckland harbour bridge roadside stories, auckland.
According to tripadvisor travelers, these are the best ways to experience auckland harbour bridge. Since its completion in 1959, it has drawn some criticism for resembling that other great harbour crossing bridge in sydney rather too closely. It is part of state highway 1 and the auckland northern motorway. The auckland harbour bridge authority was set up in 1950 to raise funds and organise construction. Auckland bridge climb experience the auckland harbour bridge from a whole new angle. The auckland harbour bridges pickaback span film clip in te ara the encyclopedia of new zealand shows the bridges spans being moved into place. You can listen to a summary of the bridges history from the ministry for. Auckland harbour bridge marks its 60th birthday by going back. Marys bay with northcote, and it is the second longest road bridge in nz. Auckland harbour bridge marks its 60th birthday by going. Travel across the auckland harbour bridge and have a photo stop at a scenic location. The auckland harbour bridge climb is brought to you by aj hackett bungy, and is the only opportunity for you to do a bridge climb in all of new zealand.
Aucklands most important feature is waitemata harbour, a 70squaremile 180squarekm body of water that has maximum channel depths of 33 feet 10 metres and serves overseas and intercoastal shipping. Having successfully navigated various construction and technical challenges, the auckland harbour bridge was officially opened by the governor general, lord cobham, on may 30 1959. Auckland harbour bridge, auckland must see auckland harbour bridge is one of the citys landmarks, connecting st. The building of the auckland harbour bridge is an event that happened during. Auckland harbour bridge bridge, auckland, new zealand. Auckland harbour bridge nzhistory, new zealand history. Looking after auckland harbour bridge motat medium.
Look out for them in your local bookshop or library and see what other topics they cover. Its also interesting that at times when the bridge is in a 53 configuration that lane volumes are similar. The building of the sydney harbour bridge was a vast, audacious enterprise, involving hundreds of workers over eight years and costing more than ten million pounds. The auckland harbour bridge, opened in 1959, is the main connection between the north shore and the rest of the auckland region. May 29, 2009 on 30 may, 1959, the auckland harbour bridge opened, linking both shores of the waitemata harbour. It is the secondlongest road bridge in new zealand, and the longest in. Last of its kind to be built in the world, custom engineered walkways provide a safe and enjoyable experience as you walk over water showcasing the incredible sights, sounds and activity of auckland. City of sydney dating from the mid 1800s, it is a remnant of the forest of turpentine and. The rnzys is also the official home of the americas cup after emirates team new zealand, representing the rnzys, won the oldest sporting trophy in the world at the 35th americas cup in bermuda in 2017. The sydney harbour bridge is an australian heritagelisted steel through arch bridge across sydney harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the sydney central business district cbd and the north shore. After fifty years, the bridge stands as an icon of auckland, and nzbc would like to honour one of. See the span from underneath and above during the climb, with regular stops to soak up amazing views of auckland and waitemata harbour.
Recently i noticed an anomaly with the figures for the auckland harbour. They also chat to richard wilks the general manager of. New design for auckland harbour bridge shared path announced. Next, experieince a 45minute tour of the renowned voyager new zealand maritime museum. John nicholson describes the stages of construction, the ingenious solutions to technical problems and the celebrations that accompanied the opening. It was designed by british firm dorman long and co ltd of middlesbrough. The auckland harbour bridge 1959 crosses waitemata harbour and links aucklands central business district with north shore. The harbour bridge is marking its 60th birthday with a. Along the way, your guide points out engineering features and shares interesting facts about the construction and history of aucklands iconic bridge. Auckland harbour bridge is about 23 of a mile long and is the second longest bridge in new zealand.
Auckland bridge climb spectacular harbour views aj. Onehunga harbour road bridge auckland, new zealand. The bridges coat hanger design, with lattice girders on the 243m span, allowed ships to pass beneath. The epic story of an australian icon the sydney harbour bridge by lalor, peter isbn. Today its rich photographic store of the bridges moods, its construction, and its striking presence is celebrated in a new book, auckland harbour. Originally constructed between 1955 and 1959, the auckland harbour bridge is new. The new design for the longawaited cycleway and walkway will provide a 5m. On 30 may, 1959, the auckland harbour bridge opened, linking both shores of the waitemata harbour. Contract documents for the construction of the four lane bridge were signed on 29 october.
Auckland harbour tourist places are also available from isite visitor information centres. Sydney harbour bridge connects sydney central business district cbd and the north shore across the sydney harbor. It states a closedcircuit television system covering the whole facility is envisaged for the future. New design for auckland harbour bridge shared path. Auckland harbour attractions new zealand, auckland harbour. A look back at the history of the auckland harbour bridge as it celebrates its 60th anniversary. Page 3 arrival the invasion began in auckland on 12 june 1942 when five transport ships carrying soldiers of the us army sailed into the harbour. Auckland harbour bridge nzhistory, new zealand history online. It resembles the sydney harbour bridge a little bit.238 773 97 865 1534 1473 1441 1249 29 911 1155 1091 1482 704 772 956 176 412 621 1283 766 1299 1236 1393 77 156 1016 1292 10 1472 431 891 21 354 1281 874 16 1263 634 1370 310 1176