New Zealand's Bridges: Smartlea Street Bridge across the Heathcote River in Christchurch by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
|March 2011 (-43.558 Degrees, 172.606 Degrees) Smartlea Street Bridge|
This is my last photo of a bridge across the diminutive Heathcote River. The river's source (an underground spring) is about a mile west of this location. After spending two months looking at two small meandering rivers, readers might think that New Zealand's South Island is a flat meadow. Actually, there are large braided rivers just north (the Waimakarira) and south (the Rakaia) of Christchurch. Also an enormous mountain range to the northwest and an extinct? volcano to the southeast. Very few highways and very few highway bridges though. We'll take a look at a bridge across the Waimakarira River tomorrow.