1880: The Opening of a New Zealand Bridge Built at “a Most Picturesque and Striking” Site — Transportation History

December 30, 1880 The Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge in the Otago region of New Zealand’s South Island was formally dedicated. By that time, the bridge – situated 141 feet (43 meters) above the Kawarau River — had already been in use for a month. This bridge was named for the river gorge where it is […]

1880: The Opening of a New Zealand Bridge Built at “a Most Picturesque and Striking” Site — Transportation History