Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Sunnyvale Rail Bridge (Dan Mills)

Sunnyvale Rail Bridge (Dan Mills)

Sunnyvale Rail Bridge (Dan Mills)

In the course of upgrading the Auckland-Waitakere railway line, a number of big construction works got undertaken. The crossing of the Oratia Stream (two bridges, one for each track) incorporates pedestrian and cycle paths at the Sunnyvale station. The bridges are nondescript concrete structures, but the murals by Dan Mills (featured in this blog in connection with painted boxes) lift them a bit out of the ordinary.

The panel shown below has the inscription:

“Mural painted March 2010 by Dan + Bart, with assistance from … Hoani Waititi MaraeSunnyvale Primary SchoolBruce McLaren Intermediate School, and Waitakere City Council.”

Sunnyvale Rail Bridge (Dan Mills)

Sunnyvale Rail Bridge (Dan Mills)


  1. Julie

    This surely proves that not all graffiti is bad! You realise of course that the Theme for October is likely to be graffiti ….

  2. joan

    I think the top image is great. I actually like walking under this big concrete bridges … invokes some sort of sense of wonder.

  3. Caroline

    Really funny and clever – I love the Kiwi sense of humour!

  4. boom nisanart

    Love the first one, Look like holding the bridge…Great idea !

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