Clifden Suspension Bridge

Built to span the Waiau River, the bridge is a significant engineering achievement and the longest suspension bridge in New Zealand. Take a break from driving, park the car and take a walk over this marvelous bridge. A great picnic spot.

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Built to span the Waiau River, the Clifden Suspension Bridge is an impressive structure built from totara and Australian hardwood, with concrete towers and 28 wire ropes. It is a significant engineering achievement and the longest suspension bridge in New Zealand.

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Trucks and cars traversed it from the 1920s and it remained in use until 1978 when the current bridge was opened downstream. Outside viewing is available at all times.

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Clifden Suspension Bridge, 324 State Highway 99, Clifden, Clifden, Southland, New Zealand.

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Open at all times for walking.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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