Te Matau a Pohe Anticipation

Te Matau a Pohe- Whangarei's new Bridge.

The name is derived from Wiremu Pohe, a local chief in the late 1830's, who welcomed the first European settlers to Whangarei.

Once the procession had passed across the bridge there was a quiet time, just a few pedestrians making thier way up and over, stopping under the "hooks" of the Bascule to admire the design. 

Copyright: Asset Imaging Photography
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13206x6603
Taken: 03/08/2013
Uploaded: 05/08/2013
Updated: 30/09/2014


Tags: bridge opening; bascule; waka; pre-dawn
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