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Auckland Harbour Bridge

Location: Spanning Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand

Built:
1955 - 1959
1969 - The Nippon Clip-Ons are added to the bridge.
November 2001 - People are allowed to climb to the top of the bridge in organized expeditions.

Maximum length: 3,350 feet / 1,021 meters
67 meters (200 feet) above the water:

When the bridge was first built it only had four lanes but after a few years two lanes to each side. The new lanes were called 田lippons because they were made in Japan, shipped to New Zealand on huge ships and then clipped into place with huge steel pins and rods. That is where the name Nippon Clippons came from.

The Auckland Harbour Bridge cost 16 million dollars to build over 40 years ago! The Clippons were another 13.5 million dollars.

It was too small when it was first built. It was too small even when the Nippon Clippons were attached. So, 57 years later, it is definitely TOO SMALL now!!

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