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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Scenic Sunday,Sunday Bridges.





Pity you can't read the sign. These two gentlemen are advertising for a sausage sale in aid of MND.

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http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/central-leader/3945708/Manukau-
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http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com/2009/08/scenic-sunday-mangere-bridge.html

It is not everyday that we get to walk across a big bridge. We had been monitoring this development of this bridge. At last we went as pedestrians. As we left as 1.30pm, the cyclists came anxiously as it too will be opened to them only this afternoon. The 4 lane bridge will then be open only to vehicles.

Today, the $230 million second Manukau harbour bridge or lovingly called the Mangere bridge is officially opened by Prime Minister John Key, with Transport Minister Steven Joyce, Manukau mayor Len Brown and Auckland city mayor John Banks.

There was much fan fare and entertainment and refreshments. Among the various charity group, these two gentlemen caught my eye. Over at my stories site I had just written about MND or Motor Neuron Disease. These gentlemen were raising funds for them. http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2010/07/case-for-euthanasia.html Kai pai and paki paki to them.

23 comments:

rainfield61 said...

It may take a long time to walk from one end to another.

Ann said...

It costed $230 millions dollars, and you are allowed to walk only once, you bet we all took a lot time to walk. LOL

Actually, the sealed of the other end so we had to walk back again.

The weather was good today, so lots of people and their dogs turned up.

Indrani said...

That is interesting, wonderful glimpses.

Francisca said...

Quite the event! [Ann, I guess you know by now that you successfully posted on Louis' site... twice :-) ]

Kaori said...

Oh wow, a brand new bridge! That must be a special occasion :D

maiaT said...

The inauguration was quite an adventure and to walk on such an expensive bridge also.
Your photos are beautiful, and so is the landscape in the background.

Francisca said...

Thanks for the return visit, Ann. Your today's post is up twice on the linky. Maybe someone else posted it for you.

I've worked in China since 1985, so yes, I've been around to many many more places than most Chinese in China! The correct spelling for Chinese names is Pinyin, but I guess you wouldn't learn that being in NZ.

EG Wow said...

How long did it take you walk the distance. Great exercise. :)

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Tammie Lee said...

Always wonderful to see your world Ann.

Al said...

That would be fun, I've never walked across a bridge like that.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What a wonderful experience to walk (or bicycle) across a brand new bridge!

Louis la Vache said...

Ann, «Louis» is aware that others have had trouble using Linky from time-to-time, but he doesn't know what the issue might be. In any case, «Louis» is happy that you were able to link despite the trouble and he thanks you for your contribution to Sunday Bridges.

Small City Scenes said...

Quite the bridge. Lucky you got a chance to walk it at least once. MB

Ginny said...

Well, what an unusual adventure! Once the bridge is open to traffic, I'm guessing that no one will get to walk on the bridge again. But how great to have this opening ceremony! I think it should be done with all bridges, have a party on them before they open. Because we were really put here to build bridges, weren't we?

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have driven over it, rode in cars and buses over and flew over it 5 times and went under it once. The Golden Gate Bridge.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Thanks Ann for the Pop Up Comment Window. Since the trouble with all comments that kept disappearing, I cooled down a bit. Mostly, am not home.

Well, your Sunday seem so full of activities as these beautiful pictures suggest.

I'll visit you again.

Woody said...

That quite an impressive bridge, too bad there are no provisions for pedestrians.

The bridge on my blog is currently used for cars. It only carries traffic in one direction at a time, so there is room for pedestrians, but I'd be afraid to walk across it. Thanks for visiting!

Luna Miranda said...

i wondered why there seems to be a lot going on under this bridge until i read your post.:p i hope you had an interesting walk across and back.:p

Elisa said...

It´s a very nice post!
Best regards from Argentina
Elisa

George said...

That looks like quite a bridge. After all of that money it's nice you could at least walk across it.

Life Ramblings said...

the long walk must be pretty exhausting.

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