Filling in Time, Shaky Bridge

Exploring Colour

As strange as it may seem, time and a shaky bridge came together in a recent visit to Alexandra in Central Otago. Nigel was attending one day of a National Irrigation Conference. I kept him company for the trip but had the day to myself.


The shaky bridge is a short walk out of the town centre. Its a pedestrian swingbridge over the Manuherikia River, a tributary to the mighty Clutha River. Beautiful scenery, and there’s a lovely cafe on the other side of the bridge that makes the idea of doing the walk even more appealing.

Alexandra has a very prominent outdoor clock set high on the rocky hillside. As you approach the Shaky Bridge the clock can’t be missed as its right above you. The clock is illuminated in colour at night, and is an Alexandra icon.


If you look carefully in the above photo you can see…

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