Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge
1393 Gibbston Highway, Arrow Junction-Waitiri, State Highway 6, Gibbston
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 1
Able to Visit
26th November 1981
Extent of List Entry
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.
Kawarau Bridge Historic Reserve, Secs 63-64 Blk I Kawarau SD (CT OT15C/465), Otago Land District
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
No biography is currently available for this construction professional
Title held in fee simple. Land originally gazetted: NZG 1979 p.1605
Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.