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Clifden Suspension Bridge

Eastern Bush, Tuatapere, New Zealand
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Great place to stop and stretch your legs. Historic bridge is interesting with information boards... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
tmw55
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Great for a quick stop or picnic

Free and easy to get to. Worth a quick stop to check it out. There is a toilet here and picnic... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
GriffnLeanne
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Eastern Bush, Tuatapere, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Great place to stop and stretch your legs. Historic bridge is interesting with information boards and in good condition. Mobile cafe serves great coffee and cake.

Thank tmw55
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Free and easy to get to. Worth a quick stop to check it out. There is a toilet here and picnic area. Bridge and information boards give history of the bridge and area

Thank GriffnLeanne
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

My husband is an engineer so he loves this sort of structure, and over the years I have also fallen into the category of appreciating what went into making these structures. Great little coffee shop also situated there.

Thank Kathryn C
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This is a very cool place to visit. It's a good historic bridge. There is some good information to have a read of.

Thank Alisa B
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

For those interested in such things, this is an impressive piece of engineering. It's free to visit with a nice picnic spot alongside.

Thank KiwiCriticDunedin
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Nice place to stop for a short walk. Has mobile cafe there with a good variety of food & short wait. Family friendly by

Thank Bionickate2016
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

New Zealand has some wonderful historic engineering sites. The difficult terrain, floods, and earthquakes made it mandatory. This mini Isambard Kingdom Brunel style suspension bridge (very similar to the 1864 Clifton Bridge over the Avon at Bristol England) is a gem and well worth a...More

Thank Dojii
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Its BYO food and dinks Pull up and have a quiet walk Cross the bridge & river Yes play watch the fish water is very clear Nice place to stretch your legs

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

I wish I could have visited before the new boards were attached. They haven't exactly reconstructed it in a visually appealing way, with the new boards tacked over the old ones (leaving me to wonder what will happen when the old ones rot away some...More

Thank LarissaMariexo
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

If you are into your engineering, pop by and marvel at this gem. You get a real sense of the pioneer spirit and history here. Great to see that the bridge is being cared for and has had a recent upgrade. Feels so solid you...More

Thank DDOperator
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