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Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

The elegant pedestrian/cyclist bridge, is named “Te Whitinga” (The Crossing). It spans State Highway 20 at the Alan Wood Reserve, Mount Albert, and is beautifully illuminated at night.

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Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Te Whitinga (The Crossing) is the name of this new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists. It connects Kukuwai Park and Alan Wood Reserve and will be opened soon. It spans State Highway 20 and the Oakley Creek.

We showed different views at earlier stages of construction here and here.

The Bridge

Bridge, Oakley Creek Walkway

Bridge, Oakley Creek Walkway

A mighty plane tree stands guard at this bridge across Te Auaunga (Oakley Creek).

The Orange Band

Hendon Footbridge

Hendon Footbridge

The arch of the Hendon footbridge has graced this blog before. But now the bridge is hung, and orange netting shows nicely how the bridge crosses under the single arch.

The bridge was constructed in the context of the extension of State Highway 20. A number of local amenities had to be relocated — now the Albert Eden and Whau Local Boards are looking for new names for the playing fields, and bridges that lie in the corridor.

The Arch

Hendon Bridge Arch (detail)

Hendon Bridge Arch (detail)

Construction of the Hendon Bridge (pedestrians/cyclists) across State Highway 20 near the southern entrance to the tunnel.

Hendon Bridge Arch

Hendon Bridge Arch

Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Building Bridges

The bridges needed to connect State Highway 16 with the new State Highway 20 at Waterview are almost completed. The yellow gantry (“Dennis”) will be up for sale – in case you are interested.

Whau River Moorings

Whau River Moorings, Te Atatu

Whau River Moorings, Te Atatu

The Whau River Estuary is an arm of the Waitemata Harbour with the Rosebank peninsula on one side and Kelston-Glendene-Te Atatu on the other. This view is from the new yellow pedestrian/cycle bridge, showing the lines of moored boats with the Te Atatu Boating Club on the right.

Yellow Bridge

Yellow Bridge

Love Lock?

Ken Maunder Bridge

Ken Maunder Bridge

A well-worn rusty lock at the Ken Maunder Bridge (joining Ken Maunder Park and Keelson, the one that is littered with numbers). Somebody did not succeed in starting a trend – but I wonder how the chain carved such a deep groove into the metal.

Flyover

Flyover

Flyover

The connection from Dominion Road (in the distance) to New North Road (on the left in the trench) crosses Ian McKinnon Drive.

Rewarewa Bridge

Rewarewa Bridge, New Lynn

Rewarewa Bridge, New Lynn

A pedestrian bridge crossing the Rewarewa Creek and connecting Caspian Close and Hugh Brown Drive. Design by renowned Auckland sculptor Virginia King, it is one of the former Waitakere City Council’s “Art Bridges”.

Some of Virginia Kings work appeared on this blog.

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