Kōrero: Bridges and tunnels

Daniel O’Connell bridge, Ophir (4 o 5)

Daniel O’Connell bridge, Ophir

This bridge in the Maniototo was named after the Irish patriot Daniel O’Connell, who successfully campaigned for Catholic emancipation (the right of Irish Catholics to become members of Parliament). The bridge was built in 1880 and was probably named in recognition of the many Irish Catholics drawn to Central Otago by the gold rushes.

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Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Jock Phillips, 'Bridges and tunnels - Building bridges and tunnels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23631/daniel-oconnell-bridge-ophir (accessed 12 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010