New Zealand's Bridges: Mona Vale Garden Bridges across the River Avon in Christchurch (3) 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 |
I read that it should actually be called the Avon River (not the River Avon as I had been calling it) and that it is (or was) called the Otakaro by the Maori. I was surprised that it is only 14 km long (despite quite a bit of meandering) from Avonhead in the west out through the Heathcote Estuary into the Pacific.
Here is still another handsome bridge (with quite a bit of camber) across the river in Mona Vale Park just a little west of the Christchurch CBD. The bridge has a gate at both ends, which were closed when I was there, because the entire park (as well as most of Christchurch) had suffered quite a bit of liquefaction during the recent earthquake.