Story: Taranaki region

Suspension bridge, Waitara River

Suspension bridge, Waitara River

The original suspension bridge over the Waitara River, linking the Tikorangi and Huirangi communities, was built in 1897. In 1927 the bridge was replaced by one of similar design, which was closed to traffic for safety reasons in 1985. A private trust raised $630,000 for its restoration, and the bridge reopened for light traffic in 2006.

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Transport and communications', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2022)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015