Story: Otago places

Bridge at Ophir (1st of 3)

Bridge at Ophir

The 1880 Daniel O’Connell suspension bridge with its stone piers crosses the Manuherikia River at Ophir. Anchored in solid schist, the bridge is named after the 19th-century Irish nationalist – a reminder of the many Irish gold miners who came to the area.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago places - Manuherikia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Jul 2015