Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

August 23, 2011

Opanuku Footbridge

Filed under: Art,Bridges,Henderson — paul @ 7:06 am
Opanuku Footbridge, Henderson

Opanuku Footbridge, Henderson

Waitakere City (now part of Auckland) has a number of “Art/Design Bridges“, one of them is the Opanuku Footbridge, connecting the grounds of the Corban Estate Arts Centre to Henderson Park at the bottom of Mount Lebanon Lane. Constructed in 2003, the design is by artist Neil Miller, invoking the fact that this once was railway land with its signal-like structures. Recently the bridge got refurbished, new planks and a new coat of paint, white colour replacing the old grey – a whole new statement in the landscape.

On the approach to the bridge, the logo (geckos and eels) of Project Twin Streams (a local conservation initiative) is embedded in the pavement (design by Graeme Gash, Waitakere Arts Laureate).

Project Twin Streams Logo (Graeme Gash)

Project Twin Streams Logo (Graeme Gash)

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