New Zealand's Bridges: Mona Vale Garden Bridges across the River Avon in Christchurch (2) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
|March 2011 (-43.523 Degrees, 172.609 Degrees) Mono Vale Garden Bridge |
Another Garden Bridge in Mona Vale Park. All of these bridges have nice timber railings and a kind of faux arch shape. However, this bridge has a real arch since the two ends have sloping steel girders that put the superstructure into compression and make the span longer. All of them were closed when I took these photos due to lateral spreading at the approaches.
The river meanders through the park, perhaps by nature or possibly through human interference. I can imagine small parties of wedding guests sipping champagne in gowns and suits and sauntering across the half-dozen bridges before and after the ceremony.