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Waiau Ferry Bridge spans the entrance to the Waiau Gorge is located below the junction to the Hanmer and Waiau Rivers and was opened in 1887. It replaced an earlier bridge sent plummeting into the river in a nor' west gale in 1874. The bridge rests on two inverted triangular frames and at the time was considered 'a model of construction, economic strength, and lightness' in ironwork. It is 77.7m long and 30m above the river.

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  • Uploaded on February 21, 2013
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    by Ed Kruger
    • Camera: Canon EOS 550D
    • Taken on 2013/01/25 17:57:21
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash