5/25/20

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge

Since there was so much interest in this bridge, I thought I'd show you more of it. In looking through my posts on this blog, it seems I have posted photos eight other times starting in 2010 when it was just finished!


Like most folk in the area, I thought it was just a cool bridge that looked like whale bones, but upon closer inspection, I have found that it was built on sacred Maori land and the design was to capture the idea of the prevailing west wind and to honor those that have gone before. Click here for more.


For those of you that are interested in bridges, click here for a link about the original bridges
over the years that have been build on the site starting in 1842.




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16 comments:

At Home In New Zealand said...

I find that bridge fascinating. It is several years now since I last visited New Plymouth - maybe it is time I visited again :)

Penelope Notes said...

This bridge is so interesting from every swoop and angle and your photos of it are phenomenal. NZ is such a lovely part of the world.

nic said...

Beautiful. ♥nic

Taken For Granted said...

This is a remarkable bridge capturing both function and beauty. Fitting it was built reflecting the sensitivities of the Maori people.

Mikael Bergman said...

That bridge is absolutely wonderful
beautiful pictures

kiwikid said...

It certainly is an amazing bridge.

Rose said...

I love your photos...hope I remember to come back and click on your links. They sound interesting.

Biggi said...

Hallo liebe Betty,
eine sehr schöne und beeindruckende Brücke, sie zieht bestimmt viele Touristen an.

Wahnsinn was die Menschen geleistet haben. 3 Jahre Bauzeit, der Transport und der Aufbau vor Ort war nicht einfach, vieles musste durchdacht sein, aber es hat sich gelohnt.
Sie sieht nicht nur schön aus, sondern passt auch in die wunderschöne Landschaft.

Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland
Biggi

rupam sarma said...

Great pics.

Dave @ Around Alaska said...

Beautiful! I can see where you would think of whale bones. Be safe!

kiwimeskreations said...

thank you for the links to the articles - most informative, and stunning photos Betty
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Photo Cache said...

I like that architects are putting more emphasis on aesthetics of bridges along with its functionality.

Worth a Thousand Words

Lady Fi said...

Cool shots!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

That is a beautiful bridge! Wow.

Traveler In Me said...

Te Rewa Rewa is a beautiful bridge.

I love the pristine white used and it is in sync with the thought behind it ..... carrying message of peace and remembrance for those buried at historical Rewa Rewa Pa site.

Powell River Books said...

That's a beautiful bridge, and so great it has cultural and artistic underpinnings. - Margy