Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge

1393 Gibbston Highway, Arrow Junction-Waitiri, State Highway 6, Gibbston

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    Copyright: Mat Cross - Wikimedia Commons. Taken By: Mat Cross. Date: 30/03/2007.
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    Copyright: Shelley Morris . Taken By: Shelley Morris – Shells . Date: 22/01/2016.
  • Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge. Image courtesy of www.flickr.com.
    Copyright: Shelley Morris . Taken By: Shelley Morris – Shells . Date: 22/01/2016.
  • Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge. Image courtesy of www.flickr.com.
    Copyright: Shelley Morris . Taken By: Shelley Morris – Shells . Date: 22/01/2016.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 1 Public Access Able to Visit
List Number 50 Date Entered 26th November 1981

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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.

City/District Council

Queenstown-Lakes District

Region

Otago Region

Legal description

Kawarau Bridge Historic Reserve, Secs 63-64 Blk I Kawarau SD (CT OT15C/465), Otago Land District

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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.

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Harry Pasley Higginson

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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1880 -

Other Information

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.